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, race, culture, and empire in New Orleans and the Delta, and of one family--the Longs--whose members ruled a state, hunted with presidents, and defeated the Ku Klux Klan. Illustrations.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, race, culture, and empire in New Orleans and the Delta, and of one family--the Longs--whose members ruled a state, hunted with presidents, and defeated the Ku Klux Klan. Illustrations.Read Less
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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!
Jun 30, 2011
INTERESTING BOOK IN VIEW OF 2011 FLOODING
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..
Jul 22, 2010
THE Definitive Book
This is THE '27 flood story from all perspectives.
Dec 25, 2008
This is the most interesting book I have ever read dealing with actuall events. I could not put it down!!!!!
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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