Echoes of Fury: The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens and the Lives it Changed Forever

Echoes of Fury: The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens and the Lives it Changed Forever

by Frank Parchman

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ISBN-13: 9780974501437
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Frank Parchman has an extensive journalism background, having worked as a staff writer, investigative reporter, and editor at a dozen daily and weekly newspapers and maganzines in California, Oregon, Washington, and Tennessee, where he was assistant city editor at the Knoxville News-Sentinal. he has won more than 75 journalism awards, including the prestigious E.W. Scripps award. The author was a public relations director at the Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. On that chatoic day adn for weeks to follow, he gained a unique perpective of the drama unfolding around him as he worked with families, hospital staff, rescuers, law enforcement officials, and the media. Parchman lives  in Redmond, Washington with his family.

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Echoes of Fury: The 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens and the Lives it Changed Forever 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Echoes of Fury takes the reader into the lives of the victims, survivors, researchers, and dare devils who are all affected by the 1980 eruption. The book starts the morning of the eruption and quickly draws the reader into the devastation and after effects of the cataclysmic event. The author sorts through the misperceptions created by the media and even the government to tell the true stories of the event, rescues, and recovery of both the forest and the people around Mt. St. Helens. Parchman presents the science and politics as well as the personal stories with clarity and compassion. I found the book hard to put down.
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