Wonderful true story about the devastating blizzard in 1888 before storm warnings like this were made known to the people. Yet politics did play a part in the disaster. A fascinating look at the background and how it all happened. Graphic descriptions of death make it real for the reader. Lingers in the mind long after you have finished the book.
Extremely well-researched and written. Brings to life characters with respect and carefully fictionalized last minute accounts of their lives. Meteorological information written in such a manner to interest readers and enhance the feeling of urgency. Carefully detailed accounts of political infighting that may have influenced the future of the Weather Service are also well-explored.
This is the story of an historical blizzard which hit the Great Plains in 1888 killing hundreds of new settlers. It is an intense tale which many of us have never heard. It is called The Children"s Blizzard because so many children were caught in it on their way to or from school walking across the prairie.
A very interesting and heartbreaking book about a monstrous blizzard and its effects.
Great book, I did not know what it was about until I started reading. Very sad and a piece of history.