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Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928

Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928 (Paperback)

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On the night of September 16, 1928, a hurricane swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, quite unexpectedly, with Palm Beach, Florida. The powerful winds from the storm burst a dike and sent a twenty-foot wall of water through three towns, killing over 2,000 people. Robert Mykle shows how the residents of the Everglades had believed prematurely that they had tamed nature, how racial attitudes at the time compounded the disaster, and how in the aftermath the cleanup of rapidly decaying corpses was such a horrifying task that some workers went mad.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentNatural disasters Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing Publication Date: 23/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9781589792982  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Mykle has written for the Cape Cod Times, The Palm Beach Post, and numerous other publications. He lives in Lake Worth, Florida.

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