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The Resource The mercy of the sky : the story of a tornado, Holly Bailey

The mercy of the sky : the story of a tornado, Holly Bailey

Label
The mercy of the sky : the story of a tornado
Title
The mercy of the sky
Title remainder
the story of a tornado
Statement of responsibility
Holly Bailey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The inside account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, by a local writer who became a national correspondent 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. In The Mercy of the Sky Bailey does for the Oklahoma flatlands what Sebastian Junger did for Gloucester, Massachusetts, in The Perfect Storm, telling a dramatic, page-turning story about a town that must survive the elements--or die"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A correspondent for Yahoo News and an Oklahoma City native returns home to provide an insider's account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado on May 20, 2013 that destroyed two schools while children cowered inside, speaking to the teachers who put their lives at risk to save their students
Tone
Writing style
Award
Oklahoma Book Award for Nonfiction, 2016.
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10414759
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
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Bailey, Holly
Dewey number
363.34/9230976637
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC955.5.U6
LC item number
B35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tornadoes
  • Severe storms
  • Moore (Okla.)
  • Severe storms
  • Tornadoes
  • Oklahoma
  • NATURE / Natural Disasters
  • Tornadoes
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of a tornado
Label
The mercy of the sky : the story of a tornado, Holly Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The inside account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, by a local writer who became a national correspondent 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. In The Mercy of the Sky Bailey does for the Oklahoma flatlands what Sebastian Junger did for Gloucester, Massachusetts, in The Perfect Storm, telling a dramatic, page-turning story about a town that must survive the elements -- or die" -- Provided by publisher
Control code
ocn892041498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780143107934
Lccn
2015001101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892041498
Label
The mercy of the sky : the story of a tornado, Holly Bailey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The inside account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, by a local writer who became a national correspondent 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. In The Mercy of the Sky Bailey does for the Oklahoma flatlands what Sebastian Junger did for Gloucester, Massachusetts, in The Perfect Storm, telling a dramatic, page-turning story about a town that must survive the elements -- or die" -- Provided by publisher
Control code
ocn892041498
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780143107934
Lccn
2015001101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892041498

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