Storm of the Century, The [electronic resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900/ Roker, Al; Hogeland, William.

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    • Publication Information:
      Unabridged.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history.On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas's Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, when the storm had passed, the city that existed just hours before was gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: 8,000 corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while intensive winds had upended girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. In less than twenty-four hours, one storm destroyed a major American metropolis-and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature.The Storm of the Century brings this legendary disaster and its aftermath into brilliant focus. No other natural disaster has ever matched the havoc caused by the awesome mix of winds, rains, and flooding that devastated this bustling metropolis and shocked a young, optimistic nation on the cusp of modernity. Exploring the impact of the disaster on a rising nation's confidence-the pain and trauma of the loss and the determination of the response-Al Roker illuminates both the energy and the limitations of the American Century, and of nature itself.
    • Notes:
      Cast: Wagner, Byron
    • Notes:
      Audio book.
      Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] HarperCollins 2015 Available via World Wide Web.
      Format: MP3
      Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 222.9 MB)
    • ISBN:
      9780062395634
    • Accession Number:
      fay.579070
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ROKER, A. H. W. Storm of the Century, The. [electronic resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: the Great Gulf Hurricane of 190. Unabridged. [s. l.]: HarperCollins, 2015. ISBN 9780062395634. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070. Acesso em: 28 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Roker AHW. Storm of the Century, The. [Electronic Resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 190. Unabridged. HarperCollins; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070. Accessed May 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Roker, A. H. W. (2015). Storm of the Century, The. [electronic resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: the Great Gulf Hurricane of 190 (Unabridged.). HarperCollins.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Roker, Al; Hogeland, William. 2015. Storm of the Century, The. [Electronic Resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 190. Unabridged. HarperCollins. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070.
    • Harvard:
      Roker, A. H. W. (2015) Storm of the Century, The. [electronic resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: the Great Gulf Hurricane of 190. Unabridged. HarperCollins. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070 (Accessed: 28 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Roker, AHW 2015, Storm of the Century, The. [electronic resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: the Great Gulf Hurricane of 190, Unabridged., HarperCollins, viewed 28 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Roker, Al; Hogeland, William. Storm of the Century, The. [Electronic Resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 190. Unabridged., HarperCollins, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Roker, Al; Hogeland, William. Storm of the Century, The. [Electronic Resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 190. Unabridged. HarperCollins, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Roker AHW. Storm of the Century, The. [electronic resource] : Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: the Great Gulf Hurricane of 190 [Internet]. Unabridged. HarperCollins; 2015 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.579070

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2015 July #1

With hurricanes Sandy in 2012 and Katrina in 2005 still fresh in the collective American memory, it may be hard for most people to imagine that a hurricane far more deadly and devastating than either of these two storms struck the Gulf Coast on September 8, 1900. In this vivid and absorbing account of the infamous Great Galveston Hurricane, a landmark in meteorological history, beloved NBC weatherman Roker (Never Going Back, 2012) covers both the larger international story surrounding the disaster and the individual stories of Galveston citizens who survived it. In addition to chronicling the events leading to the Texas tourist town's vulnerability to violent weather, Roker also recounts his version of the tragic fate befalling Isaac Cline, the Galveston meteorologist profiled in Erik Larson's best-seller Isaac's Storm (1999). Unlike Larson, however, Roker also describes the heroic struggles of Galveston residents, such as painter Boyer Gonzalez and schoolteacher Daisy Thorne, to rescue themselves as well as other townspeople. History buffs and climate watchers alike will find Roker's work both spellbinding and informative. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 March #2

NBC weather star Roker knows from storms. The one he describes here swept into Galveston, TX, in 1900 on 200-mile-an-hour winds and left 8,000 dead. Thus was an optimistic and frisky young America reminded that nature has the last word.

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LJ Reviews 2015 June #1

This is the story of the Galveston, TX, hurricane of 1900, considered to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Focusing on the human experience of the storm, weather forecaster and author Roker (Don't Make Me Stop This Car) follows survivors before, during, and after the hurricane in order to elucidate what people on Galveston Island encountered as the storm raged through the city. Unlike other books devoted to the subject, such as Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, Roker's account investigates the race relations of the time and the impacts of minorities living in Galveston both during the city's rise and in the aftermath of the disaster. While discussions of meteorology (and meteorological history) are broached, they are not the primary focus. Rather, Roker succeeds in presenting a broad overview of the event, emphasizing the individual experiences of residents. VERDICT Readers who are new to the subject would be well served in choosing this compelling work. However, those who are familiar with the event or who are looking for a more scholarly treatment should consider Larson's Isaac's Storm. [See Prepub Alert, 2/23/15.]—Laura Hiatt-Smith, Conifer, CO

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PW Reviews 2015 June #3

In this chronological account, TV meteorologist Roker revisits the "worst natural disaster of any kind, ever to hit the United States": the category-four hurricane that pounded Galveston, Tex., on Sept. 8, 1900. The storm killed more than 10,000 people, caused nearly $20 million in damages ($700 million in 2015 dollars), and left "a great city reduced overnight to miles of rubble." Roker introduces readers to such local figures as Galveston's chief meteorologist, Isaac Cline, "a nationally recognized weather expert" who nevertheless failed to prepare the city for disaster; Annie and Ed McCullough, newlyweds whose home "lay two short blocks from the gulf beach"; and police chief Edwin N. Ketchum, a "proud Yankee veteran" who hosted popular annual picnics. He sets the stage for the drama with a comprehensive, but accessible history of Galveston, at the time "Texas's greatest metropolis" and "one of the world's greatest ports." However, readers are left in the dark as to why Roker decided to retell this story now, and whatever resonances may exist with more recent events are left implied, rather than explored explicitly. Without more context or connection, readers will be left wondering what Roker's goal might be. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Endeavor. (Aug.)

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