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by Lisa Waller Rogers

Category: Historical Fiction
Subcategory: Teenagers
Author: Lisa Waller Rogers
ISBN: 0896724786
ISBN13: 978-0896724785
Language: English
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2002)
Pages: 160
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Lisa Waller Rogers is the author of three Lone Star Journal novels for young readers, as well as an anthology, A Texas . This book is just absolutely fabulous. I chose to read it first, since the 1900 Storm took place in September.

Lisa Waller Rogers is the author of three Lone Star Journal novels for young readers, as well as an anthology, A Texas Sampler. She lives in Austin, Texas. I live and teach in Galveston, so the book has special meaning to my students. Every week, the students cheer when I pull it out for our weekly reading. Then, when I say "Ok, that is all for this week" they moan and beg for more! They are especially excited about their project for the book, a Scavenger hunt of the historical places in Galveston that were here in the 1900 Storm and are still here today.

More than a century later, the Galveston hurricane of 1900 is still the largest natural disaster in American history. Pounding most of the historic island city to rubble, and claiming perhaps as many as eight thousand lives, the storm stranded Galveston’s stunned survivors without a bridge to the mainland. When the bridge was rebuilt, amazingly in eleven days, only the most stalwart-like fictive young diarist J. T. King-would choose to stay. The historical appendix, complete with photos and map, is invaluable to young readers and teachers alike.

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The Great Storm : The Hurricane Diary of J. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900. By (author) Lisa Waller Rogers. More than a century later, the Galveston hurricane of 1900 is still the largest natural disaster in American history. Pounding most of the historic island city to rubble, and claiming perhaps as many as eight thousand lives, the storm stranded Galveston's stunned survivors without a bridge to the mainland.

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More than a century later, the Galveston hurricane of 1900 is still the largest natural disaster in American history. Pounding most of the historic island city to rubble, and claiming perhaps as many as eight thousand lives, the storm stranded Galveston’s stunned survivors without a bridge to the mainland. When the bridge was rebuilt, amazingly in eleven days, only the most stalwart—like fictive young diarist J. T. King—would choose to stay. Before the storm, J. T. is a normal, active teenager, swimming, riding his bike, and getting into scrapes with his best friend, Ippy. Though J. T. sleeps on a rickety cot in the pantry of his grandmother’s boardinghouse, life at the corner of Q1/2 and 25th Streets is as secure as the sturdy old house itself. But when the hurricane hits, brave and compassionate J. T. is poised to weather and record for all time the greatest storm any American has ever survived. Extensive primary-source research forms the backbone of J. T.’s thrilling authentic and richly detailed diary. The historical appendix, complete with photos and map, is invaluable to young readers and teachers alike.
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Malarad
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Nuadora
Like many American's, I did not realize the significance of the Mayaguez incident and how the president's use of the newly enacted War Powers Act led to lessons learned that lead us to change the way we deal with crisis management today. This book is a great read for all professionals who are interested in our crisis response throughout the world. I particularly enjoyed the ease and flow of the reading that made this story very interesting.
Whitegrove
There are a few historical fiction books similar to this one, but if you enjoy historical fiction books about the Great Storm of Galveston, add it to your collection.
Eigonn
As a retired Marine Master Sergeant, I am usually very dubious regarding books written by people who were not really there, especially retired Air Force Colonels. But I must say that Col. Robert J. Mahoney, the author, has won both my favor, admoration and respect for the great job that he has done on this book. Of the eight books relating to the Mayaguez rescue, battle of Koh Tang, this one ranks as the top of my favorites.

In the early spring of 1975, as a Staff Sergeant, I was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment (BLT 2/9) as the Message Center Chief. We were assigned as the "Air Contingent Battalion" for WestPac, as we were building BLT 2/9 for upcoming summer deployments. In one way or another, we participated in the evacuations of both Phnom Penh(Eagle Pull) and Saigon(Frequent Wind). During the Mayaguez/Koh Tang operation my duties remained at U-Tapao RTNAB, as the only trained Marine off-line cryptographer with the clearances and access to appropriate keying materials. Needless to say, I was a very busy person, but I had the assistance of two very capable Marine Message Center Men, LCpl Cox and LCpl Green. We performed the same function for Col. Johnson and his staff of CTG 79.9, the Ground Support Force Commander.

This book relates primarily to the analysis and decisions made by the very senior leadership of our nation, the President, National Security Council, and the Secretaries of State and Defense. Col. Mahoney has taken what could easily be described as a very boring topic and turned it into an exceptionally exciting, and vibrant read. I read the book in two settings, regreting the necessity to put it aside, as other things required my attention. About Col. Mahoney's position I say, "Hell, he coulda' been a Marine!"

"Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni"
"Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

James E.(Edd) Prothro
MSgt (Ret) U.S. Marine Corps
Secretary, Koh Tang/Mayagues Veterans Association - [...]
Katishi
The school my grandson attends mention you all so I ordered it for his project. Thank you all I have 2 more to order. I would have left credit card information but was hacked and very uncomfortable leaving any information. I have 2 more books to order thanks.
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Dreladred
I teach 4th grade Reading/Language Arts and incorporate Social Studies (which is Texas History for 4th graders in Texas). This year, we have changed our curriculum to include novel studies. We are currently reading this book and will read the other Lone Star Journals through the year, as well. Besides these 3, we will also read "A Paradise Called Texas".
This book is just absolutely fabulous. I chose to read it first, since the 1900 Storm took place in September. I live and teach in Galveston, so the book has special meaning to my students. Every week, the students cheer when I pull it out for our weekly reading. Then, when I say "Ok, that is all for this week" they moan and beg for more!
They are especially excited about their project for the book, a Scavenger hunt of the historical places in Galveston that were here in the 1900 Storm and are still here today. Once we have finished the book, we will take field trip to the Pier 21 Theater and watch the movie about the storm.
The Mayaguez Incident is the best study we have to date of an incident that occurred in the shadows of the end of the U.S. military role in Southeast Asia. Mahoney does a superb job in placing these events into the context of that troubled spring in 1975--the televised U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, the altered dynamic in U.S.-Sino-Soviet relations, the doubts about U.S. power following a perceived defeat in Southeast Asia, the first energy crisis and the visible weakening of U.S. economic might, the political environment surrounding President Gerald Ford's unique ascent to the White House, and a presidency visibly challenged by a resurgent Congress. The strength of the book is that it moves from the broad strategic and political levels down to the operational and thus enables the reader to appreciate how decisions at one level affected events at the other. The National Security Council meetings related to the Mayaguez had already been recognized as a valuable illustration of the process and environment for decision making as well as the study of the role of personality. The determination of the National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, to make the U.S. response to the seizure of the Mayaguez a sign of U.S. strength, resolve, and willingness to use military force may not be surprising to readers well-acquainted with these events. However, as Mahoney points out, such a proclivity also created a climate that cast aside evidence that suggested other interpretations of Cambodian behavior and reduced consideration of alternatives that might have proved less deadly in consequence for the U.S. Marines involved in the attempted rescue.

For students, researchers, and instructors alike looking for a valuable assignment or case study involving national security decision-making, the interplay of domestic and international factors, or the actions of major powers in the wake of apparent strategic defeat, this book offers rich evidence. The same applies for military operations, since the author explains how the experience and mistakes from the Mayaguez affair became one of the many factors that resulted in the restructuring of the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Goldwater-Nichols Act in 1986. This legislation provided a legal foundation for the emphasis on joint operations that has subsequently affected U.S. military operations for nearly a quarter of a century. This is an important book for multiple audiences.
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