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Wave of Destruction: The Stories of Four Families and History's Deadliest Tsunami Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00CX6VIN2
- Publisher : Rodale Books (December 27, 2005)
- Publication date : December 27, 2005
- Language : English
- File size : 3541 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1594863784
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #995,864 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book was kind of a bargain, and that added to the overall enjoyment.
Once the waters receded, and these, far in the horizon long line of a wave appeared, it was time to scream and start running inland. Instead, many, tourists included, decided to venture into the wet sand where the sea had previously been in, watching fishes flapping about, some ignoring the urgency of the hotel employees voice as they asked everyone to clear the area.
The number of the fatalities immense. The waves, merciless in their destructive path. Talk about Mother Nature at its most potentially dangerous! It is predictable that after the Tsunami the book deals on the aftermath of such devastating occurrence. I do not know how long exactly the waves lasted that day, for they hit different areas. Some times when I look at a little tiny island, surrounded by sea, a tiny point in a map, I can not help but to think what if I was there as a Tsunami is about to hit the mainland.
The same exact feeling I got when Jaws had made everyone and their cousin, think twice before venturing too far into the big blue. Be it Tornados, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Typhoons, etc etc, I am in awe as to what mother nature can unleash upon us.
For the money, a bargain. For the content 4 solid Stars!
At least twice, while reading these stories, I flipped to the front of the book looking for the word "novel," or a disclaimer stating that the characters had been compiled in order to tell the story of the many who had suffered. No such words exist. The accounts are real and each person's experiences are more than any human should have to bear. The stories of the waves themselves made me savor every breath. Many of the survivors's minds were shattered making me want to reach out and pull them to safety, something that is impossible, even today.
After the physical horror had slowed, greed and corruption allowed people with varying degrees of power to profit from (and, arguably, even enjoy) the tragedy of others. How can they look in a mirror? How can they sleep at night? In contrast, the survivors choose to exhibit a level of grace for which there are no words.