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 Post subject: Rising Tide-the great Mississippi flood of 1927
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and how it changed America. I had two people that I met down there suggest this as a good read. I got it yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: Rising Tide-the great Mississippi flood of 1927
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There is a bluff on the eastern side of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, and the high water mark for that flood is clearly marked. Amazing.


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That was a terrific book. John M. Barry also wrote the the Great Influenza. Seems to me that some scientific work recently indicated that that pandemic flu strain was not particularly fatal, but that many of the cases died from a bacterial infection.

I read David Brinkley's The Great Deluge on Hurricane Katrina. That sucked so bad that I had to throw it away before I could finish it. It was riddled with factual and grammatical errors and was not especially well written. I am so anal when I read anything that I get put off by these things. I told Mr. Brinkley when I met him just after the book came out that I would send him the errors, but I burned out three-fourths through the book and a legal size page of my notes.

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That was a terrific book. John M. Barry also wrote the the Great Influenza. Seems to me that some scientific work recently indicated that that pandemic flu strain was not particularly fatal, but that many of the cases died from a bacterial infection.

I read David Brinkley's The Great Deluge on Hurricane Katrina. That sucked so bad that I had to throw it away before I could finish it. It was riddled with factual and grammatical errors and was not especially well written. I am so anal when I read anything that I get put off by these things. I told Mr. Brinkley when I met him just after the book came out that I would send him the errors, but I burned out three-fourths through the book and a legal size page of my notes.

G. J.


I agree with you G.J., on the Brinkley book. For someone who is supposed to be so such an eminent historian, I was sorely disappointed. I lived in Metairie for 32 years and although I have been away for 22 years now, there are some things that are indelibly etched in my brain. One of those is that Sam's (yoosta be Real Superstore) at Cleary and Airline could not have had a parking lot littered with glass from the Galleria because the Galleria is at Causeway and I-10. Huh? What's up with that? When I read that, it completely discredited the entire book.


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This is full of information not light reading for sure. I have learned two things. One, "peavine" came from a description of the Miss river. Two-teddy bear came from a incident where Pres Teddy R couldnt shoot a bear that was tied up. And lots more! That a levee was probably blown up to protect business district earlier. That hundreds of blacks were ordered to lie on a levee to prevent breeching of a levee. Lots of info in this book.


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OK I finally finished this book. It has been like a albatross on shoulder. I couldnt quit reading it but it took forever to finish. So much information. So many people it affected.


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I am so anal when I read anything that I get put off by these things. I told Mr. Brinkley when I met him just after the book came out that I would send him the errors, but I burned out three-fourths through the book and a legal size page of my notes.

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