skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
Red River rising : the anatomy of a flood and the survival of an American city Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Red River rising : the anatomy of a flood and the survival of an American city

Author: Ashley Shelby
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Borealis Books, [2003] ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"On April 19, 1997, in one of the most dramatic floods in U.S. history, more than 50,000 people abandoned their homes and businesses in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A nation watched as the heart of downtown, engulfed by a river, burst into flames above the water line. Red River Rising is a compelling true-life narrative about the confluence of natural forces and human error that shaped one of the greatest natural  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Shelby
ISBN: 0873515005 9780873515009 9781681341101 1681341107
OCLC Number: 53797046
Description: xii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The way winter ends --
River town --
Watersick --
Red river rising --
Flood and fire --
Devastation --
Angels and devils --
The value of home --
The mistake --
To rebuild a city you must take it apart --
Flood angst --
Disaster democracy --
After the flood.
Responsibility: Ashley Shelby.
More information:

Abstract:

"On April 19, 1997, in one of the most dramatic floods in U.S. history, more than 50,000 people abandoned their homes and businesses in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A nation watched as the heart of downtown, engulfed by a river, burst into flames above the water line. Red River Rising is a compelling true-life narrative about the confluence of natural forces and human error that shaped one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history." "This book is more than a gripping story of ordinary people rising to an extraordinary challenge. It is a clear-eyed examination of the disastrous aftermath: the second-guessing and blame directed at the National Weather Service, at city and federal officials, and at the people of Grand Forks themselves as the city struggled to rebuild. With empathy and penetrating intelligence, Ashley Shelby pinpoints for the first time the moment when science failed, and she uncovers the conflicts, conspiracy theories, and recriminations that tore at the community after the waters fell"--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity<\/h3>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/53797046<\/a>> # Red River rising : the anatomy of a flood and the survival of an American city<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:oclcnum<\/a> \"53797046<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0library:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/mnu<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/927573<\/a>> ; # Floods<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1070413946#Topic\/floods_red_river_of_the_north<\/a>> ; # Floods--Red River of the North<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1070413946#Topic\/floods_north_dakota_grand_forks_region<\/a>> ; # Floods--North Dakota--Grand Forks Region<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/978.416\/e22\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/894731<\/a>> ; # Disaster relief<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1240411<\/a>> ; # United States--Red River of the North.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1070413946#Topic\/disaster_relief_north_dakota_grand_forks_region<\/a>> ; # Disaster relief--North Dakota--Grand Forks Region<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:author<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/46134434<\/a>> ; # Ashley Shelby<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:copyrightYear<\/a> \"2003<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:datePublished<\/a> \"2003<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:description<\/a> \"The way winter ends -- River town -- Watersick -- Red river rising -- Flood and fire -- Devastation -- Angels and devils -- The value of home -- The mistake -- To rebuild a city you must take it apart -- Flood angst -- Disaster democracy -- After the flood.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/1070413946<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Red River rising : the anatomy of a flood and the survival of an American city<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:productID<\/a> \"53797046<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:reviews<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/53797046#Review\/-283249858<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:url<\/a> <http:\/\/catdir.loc.gov\/catdir\/toc\/ecip0411\/2003025177.html<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780873515009<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781681341101<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0wdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/53797046<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>

Related Entities<\/h3>
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/978.416\/e22\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1070413946#Topic\/disaster_relief_north_dakota_grand_forks_region<\/a>> # Disaster relief--North Dakota--Grand Forks Region<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85038299<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Disaster relief--North Dakota--Grand Forks Region<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1070413946#Topic\/floods_north_dakota_grand_forks_region<\/a>> # Floods--North Dakota--Grand Forks Region<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85049168<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Floods--North Dakota--Grand Forks Region<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/1070413946#Topic\/floods_red_river_of_the_north<\/a>> # Floods--Red River of the North<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh85049168<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Floods--Red River of the North<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/mnu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0dcterms:identifier<\/a> \"mnu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1240411<\/a>> # United States--Red River of the North.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"United States--Red River of the North.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/894731<\/a>> # Disaster relief<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Disaster relief<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/927573<\/a>> # Floods<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Floods<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/46134434<\/a>> # Ashley Shelby<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:birthDate<\/a> \"1977<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:familyName<\/a> \"Shelby<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:givenName<\/a> \"Ashley<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Ashley Shelby<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780873515009<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"0873515005<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"9780873515009<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781681341101<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"1681341107<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:isbn<\/a> \"9781681341101<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/53797046<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a genont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/53797046<\/a>> ; # Red River rising : the anatomy of a flood and the survival of an American city<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:dateModified<\/a> \"2018-11-07<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0void:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/53797046#Review\/-283249858<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/53797046<\/a>> ; # Red River rising : the anatomy of a flood and the survival of an American city<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"On April 19, 1997, in one of the most dramatic floods in U.S. history, more than 50,000 people abandoned their homes and businesses in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A nation watched as the heart of downtown, engulfed by a river, burst into flames above the water line. Red River Rising is a compelling true-life narrative about the confluence of natural forces and human error that shaped one of the greatest natural disasters in U.S. history.\" \"This book is more than a gripping story of ordinary people rising to an extraordinary challenge. It is a clear-eyed examination of the disastrous aftermath: the second-guessing and blame directed at the National Weather Service, at city and federal officials, and at the people of Grand Forks themselves as the city struggled to rebuild. With empathy and penetrating intelligence, Ashley Shelby pinpoints for the first time the moment when science failed, and she uncovers the conflicts, conspiracy theories, and recriminations that tore at the community after the waters fell\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>

Content-negotiable representations<\/p>