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This book deserves a wide audience. I'll admit, off the bat, that I know the author, which actually made me a little reluctant to read the book. So often it seems that the folks I know who've published their own books or been published through small, local presses produce unpolished, vanity projects; the kind of stuff that you hope they never ask you if you liked. But, thankfully, this book holds its own. Though it contains a lot of material, many stories of where & what those effected by ...more
I've always been fascinated by the Ruskin Heights tornado...although it happened nearly 20 years before I was born. I grew up in the Kansas City area and had always heard about this horrible event. Being from the midwest and living in tornado alley, I have a love of weather phenomena. This book puts personal stories to the facts. I can't put it down, which says a lot, because I'm not a bookworm. I'm intrigued by the stories, by the tragedies and reunions of those who survived, and by those who ...more