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Echoes of Fury: True Stories of Terror & Survival from the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens

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Echoes of Fury is a true story about eight people whose lives took unexpected turns on May 18, 1980, in the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Among them:
  • A geologist who sends a friend to his death in a mountaintop observatory; his life spared, he becomes the world?s first scientist to predict volcanic eruptions.
  • A badly burned logger who fights for his life.
  • A young couple nearly killed in a torrent of mud and debris on the Toutle River.
  • A struggling newspaper reporter who shares a Pulitzer Prize.
  • A victim?s angry sister who discovers the shocking truth about deaths on the mountain.?
This story of fury and rebirth combines adventure, suspense, heartbreak, and the thrill of scientific discovery.

Synopsis:

This is an epic account of volcano Mt. St. Helens' awesome display of raw-throated power; the heartbreak and anger of survivors whose lost loved ones were largely unaware that they were in danger, even 30 miles away; the thrill of scientific discovery; and, ultimately, the recovery of nature and healing of the human body and spirit.

Synopsis:

After 123 years of inactivity, a swarm of earthquakes signals that America's youngest and most dangerous volcano is coming back to life. At first, no one notices. Then, two months later, all hell breaks loose.

Frank Parchman tells the riveting story of terror, survival, and recovery through the prespective of eight people whose lives are overwhelmed by cataclysmic events, among them:

  • A geologist who asks a friend to take his place at a forward observatory the day of the eruption;
  • A badly burned logger who becomes an icon for the survivors, many of whom thought they were far from danger;
  • Young lovers who are swept away in a massive flash flood of water, hot mud, and debris on the Toutle River;
  • A rookie newspaper reproter who covers the story of a lifetime and shares the Pulitzer Prize;
  • An angry woman who challenges a misconception - encouraged by politicians - that her brother and others killed around the mountain deserved blame for their own deaths.

Synopsis:

Finally comes the first complete account of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens and its dramatic after-effects on the mountain and life around it for a quarter-century.

Frank Parchman tells an epic story of eight people whose lives careen into dramatic new directions and who ultimately become bonded to one another and to the mountain in the aftermath of the volcanic fury in southwest Washington state.

Echoes of Fury is about natures awesone display of raw-throated power; the hearbreak and anger of survivors whose lost loved ones were largely unaware of the danger, the thrill of scientific discovery, and ultimately the renewal of both nature and the human spirit.

About the Author

Frank Parchman has an extensive journalism background, having worked as a staff writer, investigative reporter, and editor at a dozen daily and weekly newspapers and maganzines in California, Oregon, Washington, and Tennessee, where he was assistant city editor at the Knoxville News-Sentinal. he has won more than 75 journalism awards, including the prestigious E.W. Scripps award. The author was a public relations director at the Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. On that chatoic day adn for weeks to follow, he gained a unique perpective of the drama unfolding around him as he worked with families, hospital staff, rescuers, law enforcement officials, and the media. Parchman lives  in Redmond, Washington with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780974501437
Author:
Parchman, Frank
Publisher:
Epicenter Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.) Eruption, 1980.
Subject:
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Mount St. Helens
Subject:
Volcano
Subject:
Volcanic Eruption
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 b/w photos, map
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.22x6.22x1.27 in. 1.66 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
This is an epic account of volcano Mt. St. Helens' awesome display of raw-throated power; the heartbreak and anger of survivors whose lost loved ones were largely unaware that they were in danger, even 30 miles away; the thrill of scientific discovery; and, ultimately, the recovery of nature and healing of the human body and spirit.

"Synopsis" by ,
After 123 years of inactivity, a swarm of earthquakes signals that America's youngest and most dangerous volcano is coming back to life. At first, no one notices. Then, two months later, all hell breaks loose.

Frank Parchman tells the riveting story of terror, survival, and recovery through the prespective of eight people whose lives are overwhelmed by cataclysmic events, among them:

  • A geologist who asks a friend to take his place at a forward observatory the day of the eruption;
  • A badly burned logger who becomes an icon for the survivors, many of whom thought they were far from danger;
  • Young lovers who are swept away in a massive flash flood of water, hot mud, and debris on the Toutle River;
  • A rookie newspaper reproter who covers the story of a lifetime and shares the Pulitzer Prize;
  • An angry woman who challenges a misconception - encouraged by politicians - that her brother and others killed around the mountain deserved blame for their own deaths.

"Synopsis" by ,
Finally comes the first complete account of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens and its dramatic after-effects on the mountain and life around it for a quarter-century.

Frank Parchman tells an epic story of eight people whose lives careen into dramatic new directions and who ultimately become bonded to one another and to the mountain in the aftermath of the volcanic fury in southwest Washington state.

Echoes of Fury is about natures awesone display of raw-throated power; the hearbreak and anger of survivors whose lost loved ones were largely unaware of the danger, the thrill of scientific discovery, and ultimately the renewal of both nature and the human spirit.

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