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Situation Desperate: U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950: U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations, Origins to 1950

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 Traces the federal program from its tentative beginnings in the 19th century to the enactment of a permanent federal policy on disaster assistance in 1950. Explains how the Engineers came to acquire that mission during the great Mississippi River flood of 1882. Describes the development of the Corps' statutory authorities and the Army's regulations for emergency operations. Tells the stories of Corps and Army Engineer operations during various calamities.

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 The author is Leland Johnson, a freelance historical writer and researcher. He has published more than 40 books, about half of them for USACE. But Situation Desperate is much more than a dry recitation of facts and dates. It also captures the human element of disaster response, beginning with the title."The most exciting thing about the book is what people said during these emergencies, which was sometimes shocking and tantalizing, and sometimes real sharp," Johnson said. "The editors pulled those quotes and highlighted them, and one of them came from Capt. Dan Kingman during the Mississippi River flood of 1890.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780160861093
Author:
Johnson, Leland R.
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Author:
U . S. Army Corps of Engineers
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrated
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 18 up to 95

Related Subjects

Engineering » Civil Engineering » Flood Control
Engineering » Civil Engineering » General
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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 Traces the federal program from its tentative beginnings in the 19th century to the enactment of a permanent federal policy on disaster assistance in 1950. Explains how the Engineers came to acquire that mission during the great Mississippi River flood of 1882. Describes the development of the Corps' statutory authorities and the Army's regulations for emergency operations. Tells the stories of Corps and Army Engineer operations during various calamities.
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