Twenty of Florida's most catastrophic incidents due to natural and other causes are recounted here. Featured are the Jacksonville fire of 1901, the Tampa Bay Bridge Disaster of 1980, the Yellowfever Epidemic of 1888, several hurricanes, including four in 2004, and much more....
|Title||:||Disasters and Heroic Rescues of Florida: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival|
|Number of Pages||:||232 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Disasters and Heroic Rescues of Florida: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival Reviews
I picked this book up from the Astronaut Hall of Fame. It looked so interesting, I started reading it on the way home. Wright gives a brief overview of about 20 tragedies that have occurred in various parts of Florida. Beginning with The Wreck of the Plate Fleet in 1715 and ending with the 4 hurricanes that hit the Gulf Coast in 2004. I was definitely educated reading this book. I do remember hearing about the NASA tragedies, as well as, the hurricanes. I was not aware of the bridge collapse of the Skyway Bridge or the Condominium collapse, among others. Although there were some editing issues with this book, I am glad I read this. It definitely added to my trip.