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Despite technological advances in meteorology, despite the brute force of hundreds of earth movers, despite the utter determination of thousands who built and walked the levees, the river won. This book is a gripping story of the terrific cost of natural disasters and a fascinating portrait of how ordinary people rose to an extraordinary challenge.
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It is also 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 they struggled to rebuild. With empathy and penetrating intelligence, Shelby uncovers the conflicts, conspiracy theories, and recrimination that tore at the community after the waters fell.
Through the powerful stories of memorable individuals Red River Rising gives us new perspective on disaster and community.
There was concern everywhere. Glasgow had played a vital role in the munitions industry and there was a hour working week in factories and shipyards. On January 31, , 60, people gathered in George Square to hear the outcome of a petition delivered to the Lord Provost.
Demonstrators then clashed with police and the Secretary of State declared a Bolshevik uprising was under way on the streets of the second city of the British empire. Troops were deployed from Scottish regiments — though not those in the west of Scotland — and tanks were stationed close to the city centre.
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