Some of the planet’s most intense weather events play out across the North American prairies and plains. Here is the story of deadly encounters with Mother Nature during the nineteenth century. Rod Beemer’s detailed examination of historic events provides interesting insight into the obstacles these pioneers faced while traversing and settling the westward-expanding nation.
“Best book I’ve read in years … a real page turner”
— Don Rowlison, Site CurratorCottonwood State Historic SiteKansas Historical Society
“Engaging … compelling narrative”
— Robert M UtleyOne of the premier authors andhistorians on the American West
“What a read!”
— Susan Marchant, DirectorKansas Center for the Book1987–2005