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5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado Paperback – August 28, 2011
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The "many not" might be subject to criticism for inclusion by those who themselves actively use Google to search news. The "many not" represents about a half dozen or so commentaries that previously have been published elsewhere. The "many not" also represents the editorial decision to reprint the speeches made by Rev. Aaron Brown, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and President Barack Obama. What makes reading repetition so nagging is one's insatiable desire to read more from the people who finally are willing to share their unique firsthand experiences--before, during and after "5:41," the time the tornado is credited for having struck.
And in "5:41" those stories resonate. There are, for instance, the words of Pitt State student Larry Thomas, who survived the total destruction of the Missouri Place Apartments--words described by Hacker as coming in a "stream of consciousness;" how St.Read more ›
This is book that I believe is in a sort a history book and a book of courage of all who survived this.
There is a special account and obituaries of each person who lost their life during or shortly thereafter this tornado.
Personally, I cried and cried reading about their lives.
This kind of tornado could happen anywhere, anytime. For me, it opened my eyes to be prepared, be storm ready to be safe/
So I will encourage you to read this book, I believe that it will change your life and your thoughts about severe weather, especially tornadoes!
Highly recommend this book!
I am looking to write a fiction account of a midwest tornado and the aftermath, so I downloaded this book and devoured every single eye witness story.
It makes you think. Do you know how many times I've heard the sirens blow and looked around at the people who carried on like nothing was going on. It's the old adage about "crying wolf." People become complacent and literally ignore the sirens because they "always" go off and nothing ever happens. Sad.
All an all, a very good read.
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