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The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History

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Publisher Comments:

- Will engage readers of The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough.<BR>- Includes never-before-published photographs<BR>- The author has been featured on The O'Reilly Report, Extra! and Hardcopy and has received media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, The Christian Science Monitor, the L.A. Times and The Denver Post.<BR>- Publication to coincide with the Good Friday anniversary of the disaster.

Review:

"Citadel sped up production on this account of the most devastating tidal wave to hit the continental U.S. in response to the recent tsunami; originally scheduled to be published in April, the book should be in stores this month. It's a gripping narrative: lawyer and amateur tsunami scholar Powers describes how, in 1964, four successive waves spawned by an Alaskan earthquake struck Crescent City, Calif., a lumber and fishing town near the Oregon border, flooding the low-lying areas and killing 11 people (four children also drowned on the beach to the north). Broadcast warnings came too late to be useful, but earlier, less destructive waves raised an alarm that prompted many people to head for high ground before the later, more damaging onslaughts. Powers interviewed survivors whose stories read like good action fiction, such as septuagenarian Mabel Miller's memories of surviving the night trapped in her ruined house. Less fortunate was Air Force Sgt. Don McClure, who saved a friend at the cost of his own life, or Gary Clawson, who saw his fiance and half his family drown when raging waters capsized a boat in which they were trying to escape blazing oil tanks. Powers points out the town never quite recovered from the destruction wrought by the tsunami, although this was in part due to the decline of the fishing and logging industries. This is a very readable narrative, and interest in tsunamis is no doubt at an all-time high. But compared to 2004's tsunami, 1964's tidal wave is very small. Agent, Jeanne Fredericks. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806526829
Subtitle:
Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History
Author:
Powers, Dennis M
Author:
Powers, Dennis M.
Publisher:
Citadel
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Tsunamis - California - Crescent City -
Subject:
Crescent City (Calif.) History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.02x6.06x.82 in. .86 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Citadel sped up production on this account of the most devastating tidal wave to hit the continental U.S. in response to the recent tsunami; originally scheduled to be published in April, the book should be in stores this month. It's a gripping narrative: lawyer and amateur tsunami scholar Powers describes how, in 1964, four successive waves spawned by an Alaskan earthquake struck Crescent City, Calif., a lumber and fishing town near the Oregon border, flooding the low-lying areas and killing 11 people (four children also drowned on the beach to the north). Broadcast warnings came too late to be useful, but earlier, less destructive waves raised an alarm that prompted many people to head for high ground before the later, more damaging onslaughts. Powers interviewed survivors whose stories read like good action fiction, such as septuagenarian Mabel Miller's memories of surviving the night trapped in her ruined house. Less fortunate was Air Force Sgt. Don McClure, who saved a friend at the cost of his own life, or Gary Clawson, who saw his fiance and half his family drown when raging waters capsized a boat in which they were trying to escape blazing oil tanks. Powers points out the town never quite recovered from the destruction wrought by the tsunami, although this was in part due to the decline of the fishing and logging industries. This is a very readable narrative, and interest in tsunamis is no doubt at an all-time high. But compared to 2004's tsunami, 1964's tidal wave is very small. Agent, Jeanne Fredericks. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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