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Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928 Hardcover – May 28 2002

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Press (May 28 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081541207X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815412076
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 485 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
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Mykle tells this saga of epic destruction with short episodes that gradually grow together, like cross-cutting scenes in a movie. The approach, and the book, both work well. Florida history is the better for Mykle's book. (Palm Beach Post)

The true stories Robert Mykle tells in Killer 'Cane: The Deadly Hurricane of 1928 paint a picture of nature's terrible immensity that's the stuff of nightmares. (Orlando Sentinel)

This is a solidly researched, engagingly written snapshot of Florida. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Mykle sifted through Florida history―geographic, economic, meteorological and cultural―and quotes from several dozen interviews to tell his story, zeroing in on many of the individuals who affected and were affected by this mind-boggling piece of windy and wet American history. "'I think about it every day,'" survivor Vernie Boots told Mykle. Though this killer hurricane struck nearly 74 years ago, if you read this fast-paced book, you'll have a hard time forgetting it too. (Chicago Tribune)

Mykle's research provided a window into a disappearing breed of pioneers, who remembered the violent storms and the in-between years when a hardscrabble lifestyle was the norm. (Sharon Jones News-Sun)

This is a superbly written book. (Velma Daniels News Chief)

Mykle does a nice job of portraying Everglades frontier life: the moonshine, the politics, the path of development. (Michael Grunwald The New Republic)

About the Author

Robert Mykle has written for the Cape Cod Times, The Palm Beach Post, and numerous other publications. He lives in Florida.

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