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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America


The author of "The Ambition and the Power" now dissects the story behind the great Mississippi River flood of 1927--an untold American epic of money, ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

Overall customer rating: 4.715

Incredile Story; Brillant Writing

by Parkfriend on Jul 21, 2011

Barry's story of the Mississippi River from the early 1800s into the physical and social consequences of the 1927 flood is a fascinating, educational experience....history at its best!



by VNVET on Jun 30, 2011

I ordered this book on the recommendation of a friend and thought it would be interesting in view of the flooding on the MS and other rivers this year. I have not finished it yet, a long read but I think the account is well written. I think there was too much historical background regarding the individuals involved and the politics and other areas..


THE Definitive Book

by Chet on Jul 22, 2010

This is THE '27 flood story from all perspectives.



by SarasIsland on Dec 25, 2008

This is the most interesting book I have ever read dealing with actuall events. I could not put it down!!!!!



by TAMII on Jul 17, 2008

Rising Tide is a great read. It is the best of several books I have read about the Mississippi flood of 1927. Outstanding story, historical characters and blend of politics, culture and engineering make this a compelling book from start to finish. You will not travel along the Mississippi or visit New Orleans again without seeing and thinking about this book.

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