The Mississippi Flood of 1927

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Cover of John M. Barry's book 'Rising Tide'

John M. Barry's book describes a natural disaster that has faded a bit in the national memory. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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In 1927 the Mississippi's floodwaters reached from Illinois and Missouri all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly one million people were left homeless. John Barry, author of Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 describes the epic disaster.

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The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

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