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4.0 out of 5 stars For anyone who ever wondered what a levee was!
I read this in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina... I'd been listening to the Randy Newman song "Louisiana 1927" and wanted to know more about the events the song referred to. Anyone with an interest in American history and/or geography should give this a go, and don't be deterred by all the chapters about engineering. I know nothing about physics or...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A diverse presention of an extremely important subject
Mr. Barry has done a very credible job in trying to present a history of the the great Mississippi flood of 1927. After reading the book, one cannot help but to wonder what might have happened to the crescent city if the levee had not been blown up. Would Huey Long have ever bcome a power to be recognized? Would Herbert Hoover had been elected President? Would the...
Published on 19 April 1997


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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!, 28 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Rising Tide (Paperback)
I never knew the history of the Mississippi river could be so fascinating!
US history buffs, civil engineers, and just about anyone else will love this gripping account of man's quest to tame a great force of nature.
-Nick
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptionally entertaining piece of American history., 4 Nov 1998
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History, disasters, Southern culture, politics, engineering, family, New Orleans, and a sprinkling of psychology all rolled into one entertaining book. A sort of non-fiction novel.
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