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Rising Tide by John M. Barry
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Feb 08, 09

Read in January, 2008

This is not an obvious book to read about disasters. BUT I can add that it is a GREAT book to read. It's very well researched and very informative about the power plays between the Corps of Engineers and private individuals to determine how and where levies should/shoud not be built. You also learn about the political figures of the days, the geographical significance of the rivers involved, and the social and cultural issues in the areas where the flood occurred. There's pictures of the people involved (which makes them more real), and maps of the area.
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