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The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: The Story of the Deadliest Natural Disaster of the 21st Century

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*Includes pictures
*Includes accounts of the tsunami written by survivors
*Includes a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else.” - Anne M. Mulcahy

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Kindle Edition, 42 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Charles River Editors
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Anthony Frobisher
Sep 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Stories from the Tsunami

A short account of the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, with accounts of a number of survivors. It focusses almost entirely on the tourists who were caught up in the terrible events of Boxing Day 2004. I had hoped to read a more in depth, detailed book convering the situation for the local population, the aftermath and recovery / rebuilding. Considering the devastation in Aceh, Indonesia and the overwhelming loss of life there, I was surprised it barely received a mention.
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Debbie  Leigh
Mar 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gripping account of 2004 tsunami

As a real life account of the tsunami, you have to give it five stars. I was engrossed from start to finish in this real life event. This tsunami was possibly the first to be recorded live by so many people and harrowing images brought into our homes. A well written book that at times I felt myself so engrossed I was almost there watching the struggle of so many to survive. This would have been a life changing event and I felt reading this book that the author was
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Sarah -  All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Easily one of the worst I've read from this publisher. No actual writing that requires any thought. Instead, just huge blocks of text from eyewitnesses and survivors. While I agree whole-heartedly that those are critical, this short book took very little effort to string the quotes together to make any kind of narrative. Typos and punctuation errors also. Thank goodness it was free through Kindle Unlimited, or I'd be angrily demanding my money back. ...more
Kelly
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not enough of the authors own words. Basically an overly long newspaper article.
Marion James
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Life in the midst of tragedy.

I enjoyed reading first hand accounts of people who survived the tsunami, however, it was poorly edited, and some sentences didn't make sense.
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I picked this up from Amazon when it was on free promotion to feed my morbid fascination for human misery. That is sad self statement--yet true; stories of this sort reaffirm the idea that hope may persevere tragic times. Why I need the reminder probably says something ‘tragic’ about myself.

I like the Charles River Editors books a great deal for the context and information presented in each of their topical documentaries. The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami report briefly covers the ev
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