Yup, we’ve got that one

And more than one million more. Become a member today and read free for two weeks.

Read free for two weeks
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever.
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

Topics: Race Relations, Natural Disasters, American History, Informative, Politics, Government, Poignant, 1920s, Mississippi, American South, and New Orleans

Published: Simon & Schuster on
ISBN: 9781416563327
List price: $14.99
Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Availability for Rising Tide by John M. Barry
With a 30 day free trial you can read online for free
  1. This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
not just the story of a flood, but the story of the Percy family and the change of culturesmore
I'm not from the US, and my US geography is pretty limited. So I didn't realise just how vast the Mississippi river was until I read this. And the size of the 1927 flood is just astounding - a gap between levees three miles across still wasn't enough to contain it.This book covers a lot of ground, some of which is only tangentially related to the flood. Most of it is interesting and valid, but some could have been cut out to make the book a bit crisper.I also now know what that Led Zeppelin song is about.more
A very in-depth look at the 1927 flood on the Mississippi river. The intertwining of so many aspects of the event and it's consequences make for a good, but slow, read. I found it very interesting to read this work after having read "Slavery By Another Name..." The impact of race is the strongest influence on this book about a natural disaster.more
Read all 12 reviews

Reviews

not just the story of a flood, but the story of the Percy family and the change of culturesmore
I'm not from the US, and my US geography is pretty limited. So I didn't realise just how vast the Mississippi river was until I read this. And the size of the 1927 flood is just astounding - a gap between levees three miles across still wasn't enough to contain it.This book covers a lot of ground, some of which is only tangentially related to the flood. Most of it is interesting and valid, but some could have been cut out to make the book a bit crisper.I also now know what that Led Zeppelin song is about.more
A very in-depth look at the 1927 flood on the Mississippi river. The intertwining of so many aspects of the event and it's consequences make for a good, but slow, read. I found it very interesting to read this work after having read "Slavery By Another Name..." The impact of race is the strongest influence on this book about a natural disaster.more
The disasterous flood of 1927 was man made. The author shows how tragic and long lasting this flood was and how cruel it was to the population trapped in this mess. The Corp of Engineers was directly responsible, and their response led to further floods.. This is a great book.more
This is a story, not just about the 1927 flood of the Mississippi River, but about the engineers who fought for the right to control the river, about race relations between the whites and blacks, about the rich vs. the poor, about politics, and about how people did or did not work together. The 'great Mississippi flood of 1927' changed the history of the United States, including bankrupting banks, the resettlement of many black families away from the Mississippi river, and who the nation chose as President of the United States. This is a very informative book about not just an event, but a time in the history of the U.S.more
Load more
scribd