Sound And Fury : A History Of Kansas Tornadoes, 1854-2008
When readers think of the destructive nature of tornadoes, they often think of Kansas. The Sunflower State has certainly earned the nickname, "The Cyclone State," on and off since territorial times. The movie, the Wizard of Oz, has not helped the state's image of wild weather in the heart of tornado alley and the subsequent widespread death and destruction. Now, Sound and Fury provides a comprehensive look at the many tornadoes that visited Kansas. Over a hundred of the best-known tornado events are documented here, including the famous Irving tornado of 1879; the Udall tornado that killed dozens of residents while they were sleeping; the first $100,000,000 tornado-the Topeka tornado-of 1966; and recently, the famous Greensburg tornado which wiped out the entire community in 2007. Sound and Fury is four hundred pages of stories with over a hundred illustrations and maps of significant tornado paths.
- Paperback | 424 pages
- 178 x 254 x 22mm | 730g
- 28 Jan 2009
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Daniel C Fitzgerald
Daniel C Fitzgerald is a historian most famous for his six-volume Ghost Towns of Kansas series. His first book, Ghost Towns of Kansas Volume One, was published in 1976 when the author was 17. Sound and Fury is the culmination of ten years work and thousands of hours of research. This is the author's eighth full-length book. Fitzgerald has won several awards for his writing, including three news emmies. His work has expanded into several other projects, including a rock album by the band Kansas and several videos. Fitzgerald is currently a corporate trainer in Palm Harbor, Florida.