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Storm Kings

The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers

Storm Kings by Lee Sandlin
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In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the birth of meteorology, recreating with vivid descriptions some of the most devastating storms in America's history. Drawing on memoirs, letters, eyewitness testimonies, and numerous archives, Sandlin brings to life the forgotten characters and scientists that changed a nation and how successive generations came to understand and finally coexist with the spiraling menace that could erase lives and whole towns in an instant.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; March 2013
288 pages; ISBN 9780307908162
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Title: Storm Kings
Author: Lee Sandlin
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