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Galveston and the 1900 storm : catastrophe and catalyst

Author: Patricia Bellis Bixel; Elizabeth Hayes Turner
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The hurricane that pounded Galveston through the night of September 8, 1900, reduced a cosmopolitan and economically vibrant city to a wreckage-strewn wasteland where survivors struggled without shelter, power, potable water, or even the means to communicate their plight to the mainland." "As the centennial of the 1900 Storm prompts remembrance and reassessment, this account completes the story of America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bixel, Patricia Bellis, 1956-
Galveston and the 1900 storm.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000
(OCoLC)742963096
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Bellis Bixel; Elizabeth Hayes Turner
ISBN: 0292708831 9780292708839 029270884X 9780292708846
OCLC Number: 43095864
Description: xiv, 174 p. : ill., maps ; 23 x 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "A place of unique, sensual beauty" --
"A thousand little devils, shrieking and whistling" : September 8, 1900 --
"You brave people of Galveston" : from wreckage to recovery --
"Everything that mortal men can do" : protecting Galveston Island --
"To attain that superior success" : recovery and growth --
Conclusion: "I will never forget those days."
Responsibility: Patricia Bellis Bixel and Elizabeth Hayes Turner.
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An illustrated history of the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston.  Read more...

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