Glad I read this in July rather than January! This meticulously researched book is a detailed analysis of the actions and reactions that led to so many deaths on Jan. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by retiredandlovinit
On the morning of Thursday, January 12, 1888, the sun rose into a clear blue sky, bringing with it unseasonably warm weather. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kurt A. Johnson
This book is so well researched and recounts not just the story of a blizzard of proportions hard to imagine, but also the settling of the American Plains. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Debra
This nonfiction book is well researched and written with true insight in such a way that you almost feel you were there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elisabeth Almerini
The history of the time period, and information on pioneers settling the area, was interesting. Unfortunately, I felt bogged down in the minutia at times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by P. Bevill
Too much detail into weather data ... More than 1/3 of the book is dedicated to highs...lows...and everything in between. It took away from the humanity of the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by And_Away_We_Go!
You've found the right tome.
There are style problems with the writing, and whole sections devoted to weather phenomena that read too starchly, but the effort Laskin... Read more
If I was interest in meteorology I would have given this book five stars.
The history of our country is always of interest to me, but the facts and figures made for boring... Read more