Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America Character Descriptions

John M. Barry
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Andrew Atkinson Humphreys

The expertise and brilliance of this West Point graduate helped him contribute to the development of the Mississippi River.

James Buchanan Eads

As the founder of the river salvage company, this character is responsible for a bridge which straddles the Mississippi River and the creation of the channel that is located at the South Pass of the Mississippi River.

LeRoy Percy

The accomplishments of this character include assisting in the organization of the Mississippi Levee District, providing legal advice for the Illinois Central Railroad, and helping the settlement of the Mississippi Delta.

James Pierce Butler

This character is crucial to the banking industry and society of New Orleans.

Herbert Hoover

Due to his organization and help in the rebuilding process after the flood, this character was elected President of the United States.

William Alexander Percy

This character is best known for his military career during...

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