When the Levee Breaks: Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927

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Overview
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.
Details
ISBN: 9781609499426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Tennessee
Series: Disaster
Images: 42
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Patrick O'Daniel is a professional librarian in Memphis, Tennessee. He worked for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center for over sixteen years, spending nine years in the history/social sciences department working with archival and genealogical collections. He has a master's degree in history from the University of Memphis and also studied at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.