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The Torrent: Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley, January 2011

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Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers, and with the families and friends of victims of Queensland's catastrophic summer of 2011, this is a powerful account of human courage. Of all the stories to emerge from the disaster the most dramatic and starkly tragic were those that took place in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. On January 10, 2011, after weeks of ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
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Feb 02, 2015 Gretel added it
A good book, though sometimes slightly frustrating. It leapt about so much in the chapters between different people that it was hard to keep track of everyone. It served to make a confusing and overwhelming event even more so in some respects.
Using interviews and the words of people was beneficial, and the aftermath in particular was very interesting. Yet, instead of making sense of the event, I felt it did a better job of conveying how confusing and massive the event was, how unbelievable in s
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Dec 22, 2013 Fiona Ottley rated it really liked it
For those of us who watched this unfold, fascinating reading. Interviews with survivors and rescue workers.
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