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Florida's Hurricane History

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The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state. In many ways, hurricanes have helped shape Florida's history. Early efforts by the French, Spanish, and English to claim the territory as their own were often thwarted by hurri ...more
Hardcover, 407 pages
Published May 21st 2007 by University of North Carolina Press (first published October 19th 1998)
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Holly Lindquist
Aug 21, 2009 Holly Lindquist rated it really liked it
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Filled with engrossing tales of nature on the warpath...
Some of these tales are humorous (the fellow riding stormy seas on his desk inside his own office. A policeman roars in on a wave and they both cling for dear life to a chandelier.)
Some are absolutely heart-breaking (the failed attempt to rescue highway workers in the Keys during the Labor Day hurricane of '35).
Finally, there are plenty of miraculous survival anecdotes to offset the misery somewhat. (Imagine flying through the air in the m
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David Ward
Florida's Hurricane History by Jay Barnes (UNC Press 1998)(551.552) is a thoughtful history of hurricanes and how they have significantly affected the Florida coast. I found particularly interesting the account of the "Great Okeechobee Flood of (September) 1928", which is the flood made famous in the Zora Neale Hurston book Their Eyes Were Watching God. This is recounted as one of the greatest floods in American history; it claimed the lives of many who were unprepared for the storm surge and su ...more
Janelle
Mar 29, 2011 Janelle rated it it was amazing
Very interesting for someone living in Florida... especially if it is topical for a dissertation. ;)
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