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Author Topic: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry  (Read 390 times)

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Offline eric

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Re: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 03:18:40 PM »
Thanks for the recommend. I would've never found this book on my own.

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Re: Book Recommendation ? Rising Tide by John M. Barry
« Reply #3 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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