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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,542 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John M. Barry Narrator: Barry Grizzard Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/15/2014

    " So far, this book is awesome! Very informative. It contains very detailed describtion of the 1927 Mississippi Flood.... I now know more wbout the Mississippi River than ever before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 2/2/2014

    " Just finished this book - which came highly reccomended by Lois A- a great read...fascinating to see where the KKK sprung from and the background of New Orlenes and the politics of the day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayne Ray | 1/16/2014

    " One of the more mesmerizing pieces of modern non-fiction, this story of the great Mississippi flood of 1927 (one of the worst natural disasters in American history) is a captivating social history in its own right; when examined against the recent tragedy of Katrina, it is a sobering reminder that natural disasters are frequently only exacerbated by human actions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Kramolis | 1/16/2014

    " Fascinating! I can't drive over the bridge to Memphis without thinking of this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " I wouldn't have chosen to read this (required reading for a class), but I'm glad I did. I loved the history of engineering on the Mississippi, and the accounts of the river's power are fascinating. Not all fun and games: The stories of racism in the '20's are simply chilling, and the sections about Hoover make me want to jump off a bridge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/10/2014

    " Excellent history of the greatest flood in American history on the Mississippi River that changed American policy and politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Adams | 1/8/2014

    " Excellent history book. Reminds us humans that we cannot stop the rain, or make it rain. Sometimes we need to just get out of the way and either fix it after, or decide not to fix it. I personally think we should give some of New Orleans back to the River. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 misn0mer nome incorrecto | 1/7/2014

    " I read this book only because I enjoyed The Great Influenza so much. I find John Barry to be an excellent story teller as well as a skilled historian. It's a GREAT read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 12/31/2013

    " I loved this book about the great Mississippi River flood of 1927. It describes the dissolution of the old South in the Mississippi Delta region. It is an event that is central to understanding the stratification of race relations in the U.S. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Lawlor | 12/30/2013

    " Very interesting piece of history. Excellent research however I felt too much detail was presented at times. The story does highlight absolute power corrupts and money has had far too much influence for way too long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 11/30/2013

    " Simply a fascinating fascinating book- a peak into the world of management and administration before computers, the making of a president, and all made so very interesting. A good look at the society of the times. A real natural disaster and a real page turner. I Loved IT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 9/7/2013

    " A very interesting and educational book. One of my favorites! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 5/9/2013

    " Best read while traveling along the Mississippi.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 6/28/2012

    " power and influence overrides those who have the right answers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 6/4/2012

    " Brilliant. Reasons for the devastation of New Orleans by Katrina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farfoff | 4/27/2012

    " This book delves deeply into race and politics in the south. It is also interesting how those decisions made in 1927 and since are still affecting us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tory | 1/27/2012

    " i learned so much. Not an easy read, but info that I reference quite a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garret | 9/24/2011

    " Fascinating. Well written and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Legge | 8/5/2011

    " I enjoyed the parallel stories of evolving technology against the backdrop of stagnant and oppressive social conditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harriett | 7/20/2011

    " this is required reading for anyone from Missouri! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tory | 4/27/2011

    " i learned so much. Not an easy read, but info that I reference quite a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 4/4/2011

    " NOLA has not changed. Very sad. Intense read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khmindeed | 3/30/2011

    " Fascinating and great context for understanding the many failures of the post-Katrina response. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 3/2/2011

    " I was a little disappointed in this book because the author seemed more interested in the race relations of the lower Mississippi River then he was with the flood itself. I finished the book thinking I had read a social history rather than the story of a historic flood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/24/2011

    " One of the great non-fiction/history books I've ever read and it resonates today with discussions of how far the government should go to help/protect the general welfare "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 misn0mer | 12/7/2010

    " I read this book only because I enjoyed The Great Influenza so much. I find John Barry to be an excellent story teller as well as a skilled historian. It's a GREAT read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 11/28/2010

    " Dry in some places, but still fascinating study of how the US turned the corner into a government that is expected to protect, rather than just defend, its people, and the Hoover and Coolidge administrations differences on the question. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 10/25/2010

    " Really fantastic explanation of the racial implications of the flooding of the Mississippi. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wlwarner | 10/18/2010

    " Definitely a page-turner. Berry seems to be fascinated by people with exceptionally big egos, and the intrigue is not misplaced in this account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 9/2/2010

    " I loved this book about the great Mississippi River flood of 1927. It describes the dissolution of the old South in the Mississippi Delta region. It is an event that is central to understanding the stratification of race relations in the U.S. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 8/24/2010

    " Brilliant. Reasons for the devastation of New Orleans by Katrina. "

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