Storm of the Century

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  • Author : Willie Drye
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • ISBN : 1493037986
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Download or Read online Storm of the Century full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Willie Drye and published by Rowman & Littlefield which was released on 01 August 2019 with total page 400 pages. We cannot guarantee that Storm of the Century book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. In 1934, hundreds of jobless World War I veterans were sent to the remote Florida Keys to build a highway from Miami to Key West. The Roosevelt Administration was making a genuine effort to help these down-and-out vets, many of whom suffered from what is known today as post-traumatic stress disorder. But the attempt to help them turned into a tragedy. The supervisors in charge of the veterans misunderstood the danger posed by hurricanes in the low-lying Florida Keys. In late August 1935, a small, stealthy tropical storm crossed the Bahamas, causing little damage. When it entered the Straits of Florida, however, it exploded into one of the most powerful hurricanes on record. But US Weather Bureau forecasters could only guess at its exact position, and their calculations were well off the mark. The hurricane that struck the Upper Florida Keys on the evening of September 2, 1935 is still the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the US. Supervisors waited too long to call for an evacuation train from Miami to move the vets out of harm’s way. The train was slammed by the storm surge soon after it reached Islamorada. Only the 160-ton locomotive was left upright on the tracks. About 400 veterans were left unprotected in flimsy work camps. Around 260 of them were killed. This is their story, with newly discovered photos and stories of some of the heroes of the Labor Day 1935 calamity.

Storm of the Century

Storm of the Century
  • Author : Willie Drye
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 01 August 2019
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In 1934, hundreds of jobless World War I veterans were sent to the remote Florida Keys to build a highway from Miami to Key West. The Roosevelt Administration was making a genuine effort to help these down-and-out vets, many of whom suffered from what is known today as post-traumatic stress disorder. But the attempt to help them turned into a tragedy. The supervisors in charge of the veterans misunderstood the danger posed by hurricanes in the low-lying Florida Keys. In late

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 September 2005
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 27 August 2007
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 April 2013
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 28 October 2014
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  • Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 26 July 2016
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