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Subject: The Children's Blizzard
Date Posted: 4/11/2011 11:47 AM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2010
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I recently read this book and really enjoyed it.  History is not my usual genre, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend similar natural disaster or pioneer type books.


Date Posted: 4/11/2011 6:19 PM ET
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That is a great book!  I also read The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan and it made you feel like you were standing in the grit and heat. 

Date Posted: 4/12/2011 11:48 AM ET
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Thanks!  I will check that out.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 11:59 AM ET
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Isaac's Storm, by Eric Larson , is an excellent book about the Galveston hurricane in the early 1900's.  I read Rising Tide, by John M. Barry, after Hurricane Katrina, to find out why so many people in parts of Louisiana felt that there was a conspiracy in how Katrina was handled.  It was an excellent book that opened my eyes to a lot of things.  An American Insurrection, by William Doyle, was an excellent book about the integration of Ole Miss, which I enjoyed, and which also was eye opening.  I read The Children's Blizzard; it was a good book, but very sad, I thought.



Date Posted: 5/10/2011 7:49 PM ET
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I second the recommendation for Issac's Storm. I saw a documentory about it on the Discover channel and got the book immediately.  It was excellent - sometimes people can be so stupid.