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Hurricane Audrey: The Deadly Storm of 1957

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This is an historical account, the memoirs of several familiesothe Griffith, Clark, Bartie, Marshall, Cagle, and Broussard clans. Each of the families struggled for survival in different settings. Some took refuge in their attics, others in trees or on rafts that were once floors, walls, or rooftops. Exposed to the elements, they soon realized that the hurricane was but ...more
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Pelican Publishing Company
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Apr 18, 2015 Weatherly rated it liked it
Shelves: man-vs-nature
I really like reading natural disaster nonfiction and history, and initially the book turned me off a bit because of the reliance on imagined/assumed dialogue rather than strict reporting. But to its credit, this book does draw on extensive personal interviews with survivors of the storm. As far as I can tell, and I've done more than a cursory search, this may be one of the better books you'll find on Audrey and the storm's immediate impact on Cameron Parish.
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Feb 08, 2012 Shan Walks rated it it was amazing
My family experienced great losses from Hurricanes Betsy and Camille, but Hurricane Audrey is the one my dad always talked about. Until recently, there was little information on this storm. After reading the book by Ms. Post, I feel that this was a largely ignored storm of great consequence. I will read this book again!
Jul 18, 2009 Jay rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I absolutely could not put down. A non-fiction work that was full of adventure and suspense. I have loaned my copy to a number of people who have all come back to me talking about how much they enjoyed this book.
May 13, 2014 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic. It makes me want to drive down to the Cameron area and see what landmarks and other things are still there! This was an informative, touching, sad, and suspenseful book, and I look forward to reading it again in the future. One I will definitely recommend to others.
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interesting viewpoint of a community that thought they were prepared.
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