5: 41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado

5: 41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado

by Randy Turner

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Overview

Death and destruction for as far as a person could seeThe EF5 tornado that ripped a six-mile swath through Joplin, Missouri May 22, 2011, killed 161 people and changed the city forever.Survivor stories- 5:41 includes 27 first person stories written by those who lived through the worst tornado to hit the United States in six decadesStories of those who did not make it- 5:41 is the only book that includes complete obituaries of the people who died in the tornado5:41 is the terrifying, heartbreaking story of a city of 50,000 people and the damage caused by one of the worst natural disasters in U. S. history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615516110
Publisher: Randy Turner
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 749,676
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Randy Turner is an eighth grade English teacher at Joplin East Middle School. Prior to entering the educational field, Turner was a reporter and editor at various Southwest Missouri newspapers for more than two decades, receiving more than 100 national, state, and regional awards, including 30 for investigative reporting. He is the author of four books, two novels, Small Town News and Devil's Messenger and two non-fiction, Newspaper Days and The Turner Report.

John Hacker is the award-winning managing editor of The Carthage Press, and former editor of the Joplin Daily. Hacker, a graduate of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, has been one of the top reporters and photographers in Missouri for the past two decades, with a reputation for covering breaking news. Hacker is recognized as a top weather photographer and has had numerous lightning photos exhibited.

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