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  • Author:
    Polk Laffoon IV
  • ISBN:
    006012489X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060124892
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    Harper & Row; 1st edition (1975)
  • Pages:
    244 pages
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    Americas
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James Knox Polk Laffoon (October 24, 1844 – October 22, 1906) was a . Representative from Kentucky. Born near Madisonville, Kentucky, Laffoon attended the local schools.

James Knox Polk Laffoon (October 24, 1844 – October 22, 1906) was a . In September 1861, during the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Company F, 8th Kentucky Infantry, at the age of 17. Elected a lieutenant, Laffoon was captured at the Battle of Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862, and was held a prisoner of war at Camp Morton, at Indianapolis, Indiana

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Tornado, by Polk Laffoon IV. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. A 30th Anniversary Publication. Tornado alley: monster storms of the Great Plains, by Howard B. Bluestein. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. April 3, 1974: Tornado!. The Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times.

James Knox Polk Laffoon was a United States. Elected a lieutenant, Laffoon was captured at the Battle of Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862, and was held a prisoner of war at Camp Morton, at Indianapolis, Indiana

James Knox Polk Laffoon was a United States. Elected a lieutenant, Laffoon was captured at the Battle of Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862, and was held a prisoner of war at Camp Morton, at Indianapolis, Indiana. He was exchanged at Vicksburg in September 1862 and was discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee. He next enlisted in Adam Rankin Johnson"s 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment and again was made a lieutenant.

Polk Laffoon has written: 'Tornado' - subject(s): History, Tornadoes

Polk Laffoon has written: 'Tornado' - subject(s): History, Tornadoes. When was Polk Laffoon born? Polk Laffoon was born on 1844-10-24. When did Polk Laffoon die? Polk Laffoon died on 1906-10-22. James Polk has written: 'World War II Letters and Notes of Colonel James H. Polk, 1944-1945' 'State Of The Union Addresses' 'The Gift of Love' 'Pathologies of Public America' 'Mr. & Mrs. Love and the Neighborhood Children' 'A Touch of Southern Love'. How old is Ruby Laffoon? Ruby Laffoon was born on January 15, 1869 and died on March 1, 1941. Ruby Laffoon would have been 72 years old at the time of death or 141 years old today.

Polk Laffoon IV - September 20, 2019. Cecil Jackson Jr. has been bonding with and taking care of the Cincinnati Zoo’s elephants practically his entire life. He’s determined to prepare the animals, and the zoo itself, for a better future. Growing Up. Polk Laffoon IV - October 19, 2017. As our city shrunk over five decades, it has also blossomed into a major metropolis and matured in its approach to civic challenges. Goldsmith Cardel Curates The Good Life. Polk Laffoon IV - March 23, 2017. For 30 Years, Tim Goldsmith has exhibited an eye for the finer things

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The killer tornado that blasted Xenia, Ohio, in April, 1974.

Uaoteowi
This book is nothing new that I just bought - I simply wanted a better copy and this is a nice one!
For anyone who wants to know about the 1974 Super Tornado outbreak and Xenia, the town hardest hit, this book is a must-read.
Other reviews from newspapers from the times and the citizens of Xenia who lived through that terrible day, April 3, 1974, rate this book as very accurate. The author spent a lot of time interviewing both the families of the 35 victims who died as well as those who were injured or effected by the deadly twister. He also checks his facts carefully with the various city officials and this is a very good book to read - unfortunately, it is hard-to-find. The writing of Laffoon IV almost plays out like a movie and the places effected can be seen with some research on Google Maps/Street view.

If you are interested in what took place that terrible April 3, 1974, look no further than "Tornado" by Polk Laffoon IV.
Iaiastta
I lived through this tornado and the author wrote an excellent account of what happen.
Gajurus
This book has been an important one for our family, through these years.

My grandfather lived in Xenia in the early 1900's.
We had spent summers in southern Ohio and often went to Xenia, the closest city to where we resided.
Our daughter was born in Greene Memorial Hospital (2 years before the town and high school were destroyed).

Since we lived in New York when the tornado hit in 1974, we had little information on what actually happened in Xenia.
At that time, there was no VCR for us to use to record news programs.
We were grateful for the rare TV "special" that covered the storm.

The pictures in the book helped us visualize the devastation, since we did not revisit Xenia until after it was rebuilt.
The stories of crisis, hard work and survival were touching and gave us a connection to people we had met casually and had respected. We could get that insight no other way.

The Super Outbreak of 1974 was the MOST VIOLENT TORNADO OUTBREAK ever recorded.
It you want an account which was researched and written at THAT time you need to read this book.
Winail
of the tragic weather event of April 3, 1974. Although other towns were certainly affected, Xenia, Ohio, was the hardest hit. Polk Lafoon does a better than fair job of presenting the facts about the storm. Where he misses the mark, in my opinion, is in not devoting more time and attention to the many human interest stories that show the incredible spirit and courage of the people in Xenia.

The book is flat and dry in many places and most of the attention is given to the political posturing and governmental involvement post-impact. I also believe that the author fails to do justice to the many, many wonderful people who basically had their lives ripped apart and forever altered by the monster storm. In talking with many survivors, I am consistently amazed at the sense of community and compassion exhibited by the citizens of Xenia.

I would have liked to have seen more 'first-hand accounts' of those affected. The victims are given a few passing paragraphs, while pages are devoted to city restructuring and zoning changes. All in all, the book could have given a more 'human' face to Xenia if the author had not written from the perspective of a newspaper writer. The spirit of the city and the people seemed to have been lost in pages of dry facts.

That being said, the book still has a good deal of information and is worth reading. It just could have been so much better.
Priotian
While I wasn't in the direct path of the 1974 Xenia, Ohio, Tornado, I lived within five miles of its path. For those that seek to learn just how such powerful weather impacts people -- for the rest of their lives, if they survive, and for the rest of their friends/families/co-workers' lives, as well -- this is the book for you.