Weekend in September (Paperback)
  • Weekend in September (Paperback)
zoom

Weekend in September (Paperback)

(author)
£15.50
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 01/07/1988
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The hurricane that swept Galveston Island early in September, 1900, occupies a unique place in the reckoning of events of the Texas Gulf coast. Nearly a century after its passing, the storm remains the standard against which the ferocity and destructiveness of all others are measured. Twothirds of Galveston's buildings were washed away at a cost that was never fully calculated. More than 6,000 people were killed. And in the collective memory of a region where depredations by wind and water are accepted as part of life, the weekend of September 8, 1900, is the ultimate example of the terror and violence a hurricane can bring.

John Edward Weems's account of the Galveston hurricane was written more than six decades ago, when many of the survivors were still living and available for interviews. This book is based on numerous conversations and correspondence with these survivors as well as a careful examination of contemporary documents and news reports. In direct, economical prose Weems recreates that fateful weekend as experienced by those who actually were there. The result is a narrative that develops a pace and force as irresistible as the hurricane that inspired it, and a work that is a model of historical reportage.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9780890963906
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 222 x 146 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Natives
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
God
Added to basket
God
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Darkening Age
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Humans
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
In Our Time
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Square and the Tower
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Living with the Gods
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
Belonging
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Written in History
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.