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TitleThe vortex : a true story of history's deadliest storm, an unspeakable war, and liberation / Scott Carney and Jason Miklian.
AuthorCarney, Scott, 1978- author. / Miklian, Jason, author.
Call NoHISTORY WORLD CAR
CollectionNF History
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780062985415 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 0062985418 hardcover
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 363.34/922095492 23/eng/20220316
Personal Name Carney, Scott, 1978- author.
Title Statement The vortex : a true story of history's deadliest storm, an unspeakable war, and liberation / Scott Carney and Jason Miklian.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]
Physical Description xxii, 498 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Content Type still image sti rdacontent
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-479) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Prologue: Blackout -- Act I: The vortex -- Act II: Operation searchlight -- Act III: The reckoning.
Summary, Etc. November 1970. Over the course of just a few hours, the Great Bhola Cyclone would kill 500,000 people and begin a chain reaction of turmoil, genocide, and war. The cyclone made landfall when Pakistan was on the brink of a historic election. The fallout ignited a conflagration of political intrigue, corruption, violence, idealism, and bravery that played out in the lives of tens of millions of Bangladeshis. Carney and Miklian take us deep into the cyclone and its aftermath, told through the eyes of the men and women who lived through it, including the infamous president of Pakistan, General Yahya Khan, and his close friend Richard Nixon. The storm ripped Pakistan in two-- and led the world to the brink of nuclear war. -- adapted from jacket
Summary, Etc. This fast-paced, meticulously detailed book tells the story of the Great Bhola Cyclone, the deadliest storm in modern history, which killed 500,000 people in Pakistan, and its aftermath as told through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it.
Subject-Chronological Term 1947-1971 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cyclones Social aspects Bangladesh.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cyclones Social aspects Pakistan.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cyclones Aspect social Bangladesh.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cyclones Aspect social Påakiståan.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cyclones Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00885968 fast
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Pakistan Politics and government 1947-1971.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Pakistan. (OCoLC)fst01210275 fast
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Bangladesh. (OCoLC)fst01213724 fast
Added Entry, Personal Name Miklian, Jason, author.