By Bonar Menninger
Colossal bushes snap like matchsticks. a huge orange fireball explodes within the funnel's black center. Horses are sucked up and spit out alive by means of 200-mile-per-hour winds. those have been quite a few of the scenes that opened up on June eight, 1966, while an important EF-5 twister lower a 22-mile swath throughout jap Kansas and immediately via Topeka?Kansas's capital urban. whilst it was once over, sixteen humans have been useless, greater than 500 have been injured, and estate harm had reached $100 million, making the twister the main harmful in U.S. historical past as much as that point.
That fateful day comes again to lifestyles in And Hell With It: existence and loss of life in a Kansas twister. writer Bonar Menninger has interviewed dozens of survivors to build a tightly woven narrative that conveys in gut-wrenching aspect what it really is like while nature careens uncontrolled and traditional humans face outstanding, life-threatening events. The publication positive aspects dozens of outstanding pictures, in addition to a sequence of enticing, hand-drawn maps that position readers along members within the publication because the twister approaches.
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And Hell Followed With It: Life and Death in a Kansas Tornado by Bonar Menninger