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Title: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
Post by: jostber on May 28, 2017, 01:46:02 PM
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Title: Re: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
Post by: eric on May 28, 2017, 03:58:55 PM
Excellent read.  I got this book on the recommendation of someone with whom I shared a professional interest in dam and levee performance.  It's all that, but it also does a great job of placing the flood, the Mississippi Delta, and the plantation system in historical and political context; I've not seen that in any of the blues histories.
Title: Re: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
Post by: Gilgamesh on June 02, 2017, 03:18:40 PM
Thanks for the recommend. I would've never found this book on my own.
Title: Re: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
Post by: Rivers on June 06, 2017, 06:58:35 PM
It's one of the best books I've read in the last twenty years. If you want some cultural perspective on Mississippi in the 1920's Barry's book and Wardlow & Calt's Patton bio are the best places to find it in my opinion.

Both books are full of history, data and stories. I learned a lot reading Rising Tide. Thanks for mentioning it, I think I'll read it again. I recommend it unreservedly.
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