When the Levee Breaks

When the Levee Breaks

Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927

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Among the countlessmiles of damage caused by the Mississippi Flood of 1927, the homeless anddisplaced masses of the Mississippi Valley looked toward Memphis as a beacon ofhope. As thousands of refugees poured into the city, Memphians opened theirhearts and extolled feats of charity that could fill volumes. Join local authorPatrick O’Daniel as he traces the events of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927and the crucial role Memphis played in its aftermath. From heroic rescues tomaltreatment within the refugee camps, O’Daniel paints a complete picture ofman struggling against nature both within and without. Follow along as thereceding waters propel Herbert Hoover into the national spotlight and MayorRowlett Paine becomes an unlikely leader.



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Among the countless miles of damage caused by the Mississippi Flood of 1927, the homeless and displaced masses of the Mississippi Valley looked toward Memphis as a beacon of hope. As thousands of refugees poured into the city, Memphians opened their hearts and extolled feats of charity that could fill volumes. Join local author Patrick O'Daniel as he traces the events of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the crucial role Memphis played in its aftermath. From heroic rescues to maltreatment within the refugee camps, O'Daniel paints a complete picture of man struggling against nature both within and without. Follow along as the receding waters propel Herbert Hoover into the national spotlight and Mayor Rowlett Paine becomes an unlikely leader.

Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781609499426
1609499425
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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