The Mercy of the Sky

The Mercy of the Sky

The Story of A Tornado

Book - 2015
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"An acclaimed national reporter returns to her hometown to give an inside account of the deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013--a dramatic, suspenseful story of human courage in the face of natural disaster" --
"Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit, but even old-timers are troubled by the twisters that are devastating the state with increasing frequency. On May 20, 2013, the worst tornado on record landed a direct hit on the small town of Moore, destroying two schools while the children cowered inside. Oklahoma native Holly Bailey grew up dreaming of becoming a storm chaser. Instead, she became Newsweek's youngest ever White House correspondent, traveling to war zones with Presidents Bush and Obama. When Moore was hit, Bailey went back both as a journalist and a hometown girl, speaking to the teachers who put their lives at risk to save their students, the weathermen more revered than rock stars and more tormented than they let on, and many shell-shocked residents" --
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780525427490
Branch Call Number: 363.3492 BAILEY
Characteristics: 306 pages : maps ; 24 cm


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Jan 23, 2018

A very chilling account of the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. The writer is a news journalist that has worked for many national news outlets and happens to be from tornado alley.
The book covers the physical devastation of the tornado and also the storm coverage by the various Oklahoma City TV stations and meteorologists and the stories of the many people in Moore that experienced the tornado (s).
Several children died in this storm. May be upsetting.


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