Floodwaters and Flames: The 1913 Disaster in Dayton, Ohio

Floodwaters and Flames The Disaster in Dayton Ohio The March and April storm of was the largest the United States had ever seen Discover how the people of Dayton Ohio the city that suffered the most struggled and survived

  • Title: Floodwaters and Flames: The 1913 Disaster in Dayton, Ohio
  • Author: Lois Miner Huey
  • ISBN: 9781467794329
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The March and April storm of 1913 was the largest the United States had ever seen Discover how the people of Dayton, Ohio the city that suffered the most struggled and survived.

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    • I was excited when I learned there was a new book, written for children, about the Great Dayton Flood. The book was well done, if short. Most of what I read in the book, I felt was a repeat of what I have read on memorial plaques along the river in Dayton. But that is coming from someone who lived in the Dayton, Ohio area for almost 30 years. My kids and I are already very familiar with the people, places and events chronicled in this book. We found ourselves stopping and discussing places we ha [...]

    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned a lot about this great flood in regards to the other end of the state. I already knew about this flood from the perspective of Northeast Ohio and how it mostly destroyed the Ohio and Erie Canal. What I didn't know was how it inundated the city of Dayton, as well as much of the Midwest and Northeast. Things that helped convey the vast information shared in this book were: a) the detailed map illustrating the locations of the rivers and creek that contrib [...]

    • This exciting nonfiction title reads more like a firsthand diary account of the historic 1913 flood and its harrowing ordeal in the small city of Dayton, Ohio. Photographs and primary sources abound in this highly readable text. Readers are introduced to the heroes and heroines who really existed and fought hard to save themselves, others, and important landmarks in their beloved city. From foremen to librarians to cash register company owners, their true stories are revealed to readers through [...]

    • Interesting tale of the flood, with clear stories told from a variety of viewpoints and photos illustrating each point. Captions indicate the difference between the image and the story, with clear lines showing where the information is coming from. Most people were chosen to show what was happening in various sections of town, although the inclusion of Orville Wright was clearly for his celebrity.

    • A fascinating account of one of the most disastrous floods in American history that eventually led to the development of the Red Cross and FEMA. Students familiar with Hurricane Katrina will compare both events, which could make for an interesting discussion. The author used an impressive amount of primary sources, and the photographs included in the book are amazing. There are also a good number of additional resources for readers who want to learn more about this event.

    • The story is told from many people’s point of view which makes the story fragmented. It’s very interesting and features a lot of brave people as well as those that foolishly didn’t listen

    • The graphic designer ought to have received credit in this book. The design is attractive and helps readers follow the stories of various survivors. The text includes the account of a black baseball pitcher who saved hundreds of lives.

    • A good choice for kids who like reading natural disaster stories, the Dayton Flood of 1913 is one of the biggest floods that the country has experienced and lots of current disaster and flood procedures stem from its happening. Told in multiple viewpoints, the story follows a handful of people through the three days of the flood, including a town librarian, the head of a large company whose building was set up as a refuge, and one young worker who saved 300 people himself in a boat.

    • I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Floodwaters and Flames tells the mostly forgotten story of the 1913 flood in Dayton, Ohio. I had not heard of the Great Dayton Flood before and was interested to learn about it. Lois Miner Huey brings attention to an extraordinary event in American History, attention that is long overdue. I learned a lot from Floodwaters and Flames and was impressed by the heroism show by the people within its pages. Huey doe [...]

    • "Hurricane Katrina, 2005.The Johnstown Pennsylvania Flood, 1889The Great Dayton Flood of 1913.What? You haven’t heard of that last one?You should have. This book provides ample arguments to rank Dayton’s flood as one of the most significant disasters in American history. A confluence of forces created a flood of unimaginable proportions: a rogue and persistent weather system, the geography and topography of rivers and valleys, and the cautionary voice of one who had “cried wolf” about im [...]

    • I've long been impressed with the books that Millbrook Press publishes. Not only are they high quality in terms of content, but the designs are always beautiful. Photographs and primary source documents and when appropriate graphs and diagrams are used to help the reader understand the content. In this particular book, the focus is on the experiences of a few of the residents of Dayton, Ohio, and how they coped with the disaster of 1913 that left half the city flooded and in flames. These indivi [...]

    • It's one of those stories that until someone decides its important enough, it never really gets told outside of the area in which it happened. To know that this flood actually spanned several states including New York (where there is an actual caption discussion Albany and Troy), it's even more special. The story of ordinary people who when a problem arose, tried to solve it the best way they knew how including factory workers, owners, and (my personal favorite), the librarian at Dayton. They st [...]

    • Grades 4-8. A flood comparable at the time to what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In March 1913, the levees were topped in Dayton Ohio. Flood waters poured into downtown. Weather turned cold and people were trapped without food and water and heat. This book follows the accounts of several residents along with historic photos, news articles and maps. Interesting way to make local history come to life.

    • Succinct but clear look at the events of the Great Dayton flood of 1913. This follows several people--one trapped and moving from building to building to escape first water, then fire, one out in his boat rescuing folks, and one a librarian trapped in her own library watching a kid outside trapped in a tree.

    • I would be interested to read more on the 1913 storm/flood disaster. This book covers what occurred in Dayton for those 3 days, focused on a few key people at the scene. A nice read, with some great photos.

    • I wish the book was longer, but it was an entertaining read that I have never heard of before.One thing I wish was in the book, was the weather. It would have been nice to hear more about the storm system that caused havoc over the midwest.

    • Excellent guide to a little known natural disaster. Plenty of pictures, a glossary and maps help tell an amazing story of terror, cold and great bravery.

    • I actually think that this is an incredibly fascinating story, but it was quite dense. Very text-heavy; the story itself would make a cool I Survived! book. =) I did love the photographs!

    • Informative with plenty of photographs. This would be a good read aloud for science units on disasters.

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