ã Black Cloud: The Great Florida Hurricane of 1928 || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Eliot Kleinberg


  • Title: Black Cloud: The Great Florida Hurricane of 1928
  • Author: Eliot Kleinberg
  • ISBN: 9780786711468
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Hardcover

  • In September 1928, when great storms were still unnamed, nearly 700 black men, women, and children were buried in an unmarked West Palm Beach ditch following the nation s second deadliest hurricane The savage gusts that churned the waters of Lake Okeechobee into a maelstrom of death afflicted victims of all races and classes, and produced tales of survival and loss amongIn September 1928, when great storms were still unnamed, nearly 700 black men, women, and children were buried in an unmarked West Palm Beach ditch following the nation s second deadliest hurricane The savage gusts that churned the waters of Lake Okeechobee into a maelstrom of death afflicted victims of all races and classes, and produced tales of survival and loss among whites and blacks alike The vast majority of the post storm workers were poor black migrants even if the hurricane was color blind, the recovery and rebuilding effort were not Palm Beach Post hurricane reporter and Florida native Eliot Kleinberg has penned the gripping tale of the killer hurricane The storm s journey is chronicled as it kills perhaps 7,000 people along its path from the Caribbean to Canada, including a low official tally of 1,836 in Florida alone Detailing the storm s track, the failure to properly predict landfall, personal battles against nature s wrath, and the extraordinary suffering of a black citizenry forced to provide a disproportionate amount of rebuilding labor and endure the burial of friends and family in an unmarked pit, Kleinberg tells a powerful story of man versus nature and man versus man.
    Eliot Kleinberg
    Florida native Eliot Kleinberg has spent three decades in news, including 20 years at the Palm Beach Post He has written 10 books, all focusing on Florida, including Black Cloud, about the 1928 hurricane, and two Weird Florida books.


    Commentaires:

    Deedra
    Audible:This is the story of the Hurricane that went through Florida in 1928 leaving destruction on a massive scale.Told ,matter of factly, by Lee Ann Howlett it is a must read.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

    Penelope
    Black Cloud is the compelling story of the deadly hurricane of 1928 in Florida. The author, Eliot Kleinberg , moves seamlessly between a richly detailed factual account, a social overview of the time and place, and the personal stories of individuals who were affected by the second deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. I listened to the audio version, read by Lee Ann Howlett. She did a wonderful job.This storm had no name (it was before storms had names), and the narrative describes a Florida muc [...]

    Audrey
    In my whole other life as a late-night radio dj, I get to read the weather forecast. And having done this for awhile now, and living in a part of the country where the weather just rears up and kills people stone dead each year, I can safely say that meteorology, as a science, would be just as effective if it was practiced by tossing meteorologists into a volcano on a regular basis.This book is a living testament to that statement. Also a statement about bureaucratic inefficiency and the role of [...]

    Andrea
    I've lived in Florida for a majority of my life and have a love/hate relationship with hurricanes. They are at once fascinating and terrifying. With a subject so interesting and such a diverse group of people effected by the power and devastation, you'd think this book would be naturally compelling.Unfortunately the organization of this work is nearly inscrutable. The narrative jumps from location to location, tossing out tidbits about specific families or experiences, but quickly moving miles o [...]

    Barbara Poore
    I assigned this book to the class I am teaching on natural hazards. At first I thought it would be boring, and almost canceled the assignment and the book, but it was actually gripping and interestingly constructed. Kleinberg did an amazing amount of research on this storm which was the second deadliest to hit the US in history. He combed through archives, diaries and old newspaper accounts to reconstruct how the hurricane affected lives in Florida from its beginnings off the coast of West Afric [...]

    Dawn
    Interesting read. If you live in south Florida, particularly in Palm Beach County, it gives a fascinating look into what surely must have been one of the worst events in county history. It is also interesting to see the differences between hurricane forecasting of yesteryear and of today (makes me thankful I live during a time where there have been many technological advances). The book can be a bit plodding and there are also so many different people mentioned that it does become difficult to r [...]

    Marty
    A really good job by Eliot covering things that were forgotten, or just lost to history. I was speaking with him at a HSPBC annual meeting when an old timer came up and started relating first hand "his" experiences. It was something special to watch and hear the first hand account. Folks don't realize that it WILL happen again. We came ever so close to having the dike breached during Wilma. If the right storm hits, we will have the same sort of disaster. I seriously recommend this book for the e [...]

    Ken Pelham
    History comes to life in BLACK CLOUD. Kleinberg manages the difficult task of describing a monster across thousands of miles and thousands of deaths, while yielding technical insights into the very nature of the beast. All this, while keeping it personal and vital in the lives of the individuals it affected.

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