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    Holly Bailey µ 0 Download Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Holly Bailey Read The Mercy of the Sky Storm chaser Tim Samaras's car was so mangledthat a state trooper on patrol almost didn't recognize it as a vehicle when he saw it from the road Inside he found Samaras dead still strapped in the passenger seat His shirt shoes and a single sock had been inhaled by the storm but somehow his wallet containing his identification was in his pock

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    Read The Mercy of the Sky Holly Bailey µ 0 Download Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Holly Bailey A Perfect Storm this ain't Native Oklahoman and journalist Holly Bailey has been fascinated with tornadoes most of her life and in particular she was intrigued by the city of Moore's propensity to be repeatedly demolished by them since the de

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    E–book (The Mercy of the Sky) “The noise so horrifying it seemed to come straight from the lowest depths of hell It was a ghastly combination of the whooshing high pitched sound of a whining jet engine and the rattling metallic rumble of a howling f

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    Read The Mercy of the Sky Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Holly Bailey Holly Bailey µ 0 Download Living in Oklahoma can be a very odd thing at times I've lived in tornado country since 1975 Nebraska and Missouri but neither one uite prepared me for the way that Oklahoma is When I first moved here in 1992 I was stunned at just ho

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    E–book (The Mercy of the Sky) Readable but for an eually readable book with greater depth but a different tornado Tuscaloosa read Kim Cross'

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    Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Holly Bailey Holly Bailey µ 0 Download E–book (The Mercy of the Sky) A new one for my list of Jobs I Never Knew I Didn't Want anything in Tornado Alley or that would take me to Torn

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    E–book (The Mercy of the Sky) To my mind a much better book than Kim Cross's What Stands in the the Storm Both books were published this sprin

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    Read The Mercy of the Sky E–book (The Mercy of the Sky) As a native of Moore Oklahoma and being affected by May 20th this book hit a little too close to home I really enjoyed the history of storms in our state and the background on our meteorologists The retelling of that day

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    Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ Holly Bailey Holly Bailey µ 0 Download Read The Mercy of the Sky I hesitate in rating non fiction because I don't want people to think I loved the tragedy of this book; I didn't It broke my heart and left me crying at my desk The 5 star rating is for the book itself; the writing and the way the story was told I've never been to Moore Oklahoma but the real people in the book

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    E–book (The Mercy of the Sky) 45 stars Picked this up on a whim and honestly found it to be a really good read It gives a very thorough overview of the 2013 storm and its aftermath but also of the development of weather forecasting for the general public and the innovatio

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Download The Mercy of the Sky ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read The Mercy of the Sky Orm chaser Instead she became Newsweek’s youngest ever White House correspondent traveling to war zones with Presidents Bush and Obama But nothing prepared her for what she would soon find back home 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 Bailey went back both as a journalist and a hometown girl. Readable but for an eually readable book with greater depth but a different tornado Tuscaloosa read Kim Cross What Stands in a Storm

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Download The Mercy of the Sky ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read The Mercy of the Sky Speaking to the teachers who put their lives at risk to save their students the weathermen revered than rock stars and 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. As a native of Moore Oklahoma and being affected by May 20th this book hit a little too close to home I really enjoyed the history of storms in our state and the background on our meteorologists The retelling of that day was very difficult for me to read I kept reliving my own nightmare from that day and I had toput the book aside many times to get the tears to stop I wonder if I had waited a few years to read this if I would have been able to handle the horrible accounts of that day a little easier It was overall very well done and I m glad I finished it We are a strong community and we are survivors Thanks for telling our story

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Download The Mercy of the Sky ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read The Mercy of the Sky “A gripping heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore Oklahoma in 2013”  Daniel James Brown #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges with a suspenseful story of human courage in the face of natural disaster  Holly Bailey grew up dreaming of becoming a st. Storm chaser Tim Samaras s car was so mangledthat a state trooper on patrol almost didn t recognize it as a vehicle when he saw it from the road Inside he found Samaras dead still strapped in the passenger seat His shirt shoes and a single sock had been inhaled by the storm but somehow his wallet containing his identification was in his pocket Peering into the car the officer saw the seatbelt in the driver s seat was still buckled but the seat itself was empty Carl Young a forty five year old meteorologist and Samaras s longtime chase partner had been sucked away Holley Bailey The Mercy of the SkyOn May 20 2013 a tornado measuring EF5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale tore through the town of Moore Oklahoma killing twenty four and injuring over two hundred It spent just under forty minutes on the ground and traveled nearly 20 miles When it was over parts of Moore resembled Hiroshima after the Bomb I plucked this book off my shelf while the tornado sirens were blaring in my own corner of the world I tend to accumulate books which then wait for the appropriate reading time and this seemed the appropriate time Disaster books are tough to pull off When done right such as a certain Sebastian Junger book against which all disaster volumes are judged the results can be great literature When done wrong the results can run the gamut from maudlin to exploitative to simply unnecessary Holly Bailey s The Mercy of the Storm has an advantage in that Bailey is an Oklahoman who left for the bright lights of the big city and returned in the wake of 2013 s deadly twister She puts herself into the story from the beginning At times the integration of her own biography is just short of intrusive and there are moments of almost painful self consciousness as she lets us know that despite her okie roots she has achieved the only kind of success that matters New York City success The portmanteau I m looking for is humblebrag Nevertheless in telling the story this way she firmly roots her narrative in a very specific place Oklahoma in tornado season It s a good decision for with all due respect to Oklahomans Oklahoma is a place that I know and care little about Just to be clear I m not a snob I lived in Nebraska for nearly twenty years The Oklahoma that Bailey conjures is a weather obsessed land of endlessly sprawling basement free developments where the roads are clogged with storm chasers and television stations regularly and without objection break into scheduled programming for wall to wall coverage of the latest wall cloud The Mercy of the Sky takes place entirely on May 20 in chapters that are broken up into time increments starting at 400 am on the fatal day She follows a select group of individuals including famed meteorologist Gary England Plaza Towers Elementary School principal Amy Simpson and helicopter pilot Jon Welsh Within these chapters there are biographical sketches of the participants which is a rather common techniue found in the disaster genre getting to know the people who the reader will follow on their worst possibly last day Skillfully though Bailey uses these bios especially of the various meteorologists to give us a primer on the history of tornado science The retelling of the tornado strike is especially well done There are only so many adjectives that fit such a situation Bailey relies heavily on grinding but she has a knack for vivid descriptions As prepared as he was for a disaster Mayor Glen Lewis felt the air sucked out of his chest as they came around the bend Ahead he saw what looked to be the remains of an elementary school crushed and torn apart Its playground euipment was mangled beyond recognition People around the neighborhood had climbed out of the rubble of their own homes and were rushing toward the demolished building holding crowbars and other euipment As they drew alongside the remains of the school Lewis jumped out of the car and began running There were still papers flying in the airHe saw report cards and construction paper with rudimentary drawings At his feet a sheet of wide lined handwriting paper fell the kind used in kindergarten when kids are first learning to writeNear the front of the building he could just make out the words on the red and black sign which had been twisted and mangled by the tornado Plaza Towers Elementary it readAt a certain level the material speaks for itself I mean this is a storm that literally sucked a baby from her mother s arms an event that does not reuire and perhaps should not receive any literary adornment But Bailey deserves credit for creating some order and sense of seuencing even if it never existed out of an utterly chaotic situation There are moments when I thought she might have overwritten a scene and there are too many instances of people having extremely lucid and cinematic rhetorical uestions in their heads to be perfectly believable Overall though Bailey maintains a good balance After all The Mercy of the Sky is about a killer tornado that smashed into a school in the late afternoon It should not be dispassionate Bailey can be repetitious at times but at 302 pages of text this is a lean book The characterizations and the science are baked into the narrative and never felt like filler She keeps a sharp focus with just over twenty pages given over to the aftermath This kind of tight storytelling is good for pacing I finished this in just a couple effortless days but also tends to leave a lot of unanswered uestions especially with regard to the pre storm regulatory structure vis a vis storm shelters The two schools that were demolished for instance had no shelters or safe rooms Bailey does explain that local building codes were changedIn the movie Twister which based on Bailey s account of storm chasers seems rather accurate all the main characters gather for a meal Sitting around the table they discuss the Fujita Scale for the benefit of a newbie named Melissa Four is good the Bill Paxton character says Four will relocate your house very efficiently Is there an F5 Melissa asks What would that be like At which point the character nicknamed Preacher natch steps in The finger of GodUnsurprisingly given its Oklahoma setting the role of God comes up over and over again Bailey does not make any comments or remarks letting the participants have their own say Nonetheless you see the evident contradictions of faith on full display in the face of death and terror The survivors speak of how God saved them a miracle while those who lost friends and family including small children attribute those deaths to God s will a plan Standing outside the storm it is difficult to reconcile a God who saves some and not others a God that allows this house to stand but this one to fly The Bible is no help with this conundrum The Book of Matthew 545 says that God makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and that he sends the rain on the just and unjust alike That s not the situation in a tornado That s not what happened in Moore When you look at the map of destruction you see a random path carved through the heart of a city You hear reports about how one side of a street was spared while the other was flattened how a child was dashed to earth and killed while a cow was transported to a neighboring county and survived The ill winds did not blow on the just and unjust alike they blew at random and without pattern it killed and spared at a whim Moore was not hit by a perfect storm It was hit by an unfair one

  • Hardcover
  • 306
  • The Mercy of the Sky
  • Holly Bailey
  • en
  • 15 November 2020
  • 9780525427490