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F5:  Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the 20th Century
F5 Devastation Survival and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the 20th Century
Author: Mark Levine
It was April 3, 1974. Crime was soaring. Unemployment and inflation were out of control. A costly war had just come to its demoralizing end, and an unpopular President was on his way out of office. Then, over a sixteen-hour period, nature stepped forward with its own display of mayhem: an unprecedented outbreak of 148 tornadoes, covering thirtee...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781401352202
ISBN-10: 1401352200
Publication Date: 6/6/2007
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Miramax
Book Type: Hardcover
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F5 is a really good non-fiction book that reads like the best type of fiction -- action, adventure, thriller, family drama. It's the true-life accounts of what many people lived through in April 1974, when the US suffered the deadliest outbreaks of tornadoes on record.

I read this book in a day, mostly because I didn't want to stop reading once I had started. Mark Levine has truly done his research, but he's written the story of these tornadoes in a way that never seems overbearing or gets so bogged down in pure science that you want to stop reading.

A great book and highly recommended.
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Kudos to Mark Levine for making weather interesting. He brought the history of recording Tornadoes together with the tragedy they leave behind beautifully. I thought I was reading a novel with sections on facts about weather and how it is formed and tracked intertwined with stories of tragedy people suffered. If you like weather information even if you don't this is a book to read.


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