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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pick A Year, Any Year. Ok, How About These Two?


'Rising Tide' Man versus the mighty Mississippi River! The river is freakishly powerful, seemingly a living thing with an intent to go where it pleases. I had never heard of the Mississippi flood before picking up this book. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, John Barry has become a great narrative and he deserves his new visibility. Barry tells his story with painstaking research and narrative of 75 years surrounding and including 1927. This is a GREAT book worth your time to read. They say, that in order to know the future, you must study the past. Too bad we're still not paying attention !!!!!!!!!!! 'Savage Peace' covers an era in American history I know relatively little about, which brings me back to my point about studying the past. The year 1919 is fascinating. The book does a wonderful job of describing how dramatic this era was. 'Savage Peace' reads like a novel with heroes, villains, treachery, barbarity, and tragedy. One of the best things about this book is that it causes readers to be curious about some of the people and events it touches upon. It leaves you wanting to read ten more like it! Be sure to check below for the coupon code for a discount on these two ebooks.

Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America eBook edition by Barry, John M.
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.
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Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 eBook edition by Hagedorn, Ann
Written with the sweep of an epic novel and grounded in extensive research into contemporary documents, Savage Peace is a striking portrait of American democracy under stress. It is the surprising story of America in the year 1919. In the aftermath of an unprecedented worldwide war and a flu pandemic, Americans began the year full of hope, expecting to reap the benefits of peace. But instead, the fear of terrorism filled their days. Bolshevism was the new menace, and the federal government, utilizing a vast network of domestic spies, began to watch anyone deemed suspicious. A young lawyer named J. Edgar Hoover headed a brand-new intelligence division of the Bureau of Investigation (later to become the FBI). Bombs exploded on the doorstep of the attorney general's home in Washington, D.C., and thirty-six parcels containing bombs were discovered at post offices across the country. Poet and journalist Carl Sandburg, recently returned from abroad with a trunk full of Bolshevik literature, was detained in New York, his trunk seized. A twenty-one-year-old Russian girl living in New York was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for protesting U.S. intervention in Arctic Russia, where thousands of American soldiers remained after the Armistice, ostensibly to guard supplies but in reality to join a British force meant to be a warning to the new Bolshevik government. In 1919, wartime legislation intended to curb criticism of the government was extended and even strengthened.
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