Roar of the Heavens

Roar of the Heavens

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by Stefan Bechtel
     
 
"Gripping. compelling. Ranks with Isaac's Storm."
—Dr. Robert Simpson, former director, National Hurricane Center

Hurled by winds racing over 200 miles per hour, Hurricane Camille slammed into Mississippi's Gulf Coast on August 17, 1969—a maelstrom of death and destruction that swept enormous tankers onto city streets, dumped 100,000 tons of debris,

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"Gripping. compelling. Ranks with Isaac's Storm."
—Dr. Robert Simpson, former director, National Hurricane Center

Hurled by winds racing over 200 miles per hour, Hurricane Camille slammed into Mississippi's Gulf Coast on August 17, 1969—a maelstrom of death and destruction that swept enormous tankers onto city streets, dumped 100,000 tons of debris, and erased entire towns. Yet her real devastation was yet to be unleashed.

As Camille hit the mountains of western Virginia, she collided with two other systems that turned the air into a solid mass of water ripped apart by horizontal lightning. Eight hours and more than two feet of rain later, 124 people in rural Nelson County were dead. Many of them would never be found.

Roar of the Heavens is a riveting hour—by—hour account of America's first recorded Category Five storm. Unforgettable tales of human drama enliven this remarkable testament that also warns us of the awesome power of Nature's fury—both past and future.

"Roar of the Heavens details the unthinkable that can occur. The immeasurable power of water was never so real."
—Jim Cantore, host of the Weather Channel's Storm Stories

[quote added 7/5/06]
"A powerful book. history is told through the absorbing stories of victims and survivors."
—Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA)

Stefan Bechtel is the author or co—author of six books, which have sold over two million copies. He is a founding editor of Men's Health magazine, and his work has appeared in Esquire, The Washington Post, Reader's Digest, and many other national publications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806528335
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.88(d)

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