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By Robert Mykle

ISBN-10: 081541207X

ISBN-13: 9780815412076

ISBN-10: 158979298X

ISBN-13: 9781589792982

Killer 'Cane occurs within the Florida Everglades, which used to be nonetheless a newly settled frontier within the Nineteen Twenties. at the evening of September sixteen, 1928, a typhoon swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, relatively suddenly, with Palm seashore. The strong winds from the typhoon burst a dike and despatched a twenty-foot wall of water via 3 cities, killing over thousand humans, a 3rd of the area's inhabitants. Robert Mykle indicates how the citizens of the Everglades had believed in advance they had tamed nature, how racial attitudes on the time compounded the catastrophe, and the way within the aftermath the cleanup of speedily decaying corpses used to be this type of frightening job that a few staff went mad. Killer 'Cane is a brilliant description of America's second-greatest usual catastrophe, coming among the monetary failures of the Florida real-estate bust and the onset of the good Depression.

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