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Tongue Wagger: The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami by Charles River Editors

The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: The Story of the Deadliest Natural Disaster of the 21st Century by Charles River Editors
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I picked this up from Amazon when it was on free promotion to feed my morbid fascination for human misery. That is sad self statement–yet true; stories of this sort reaffirm the idea that hope may persevere tragic times. Why I need the reminder probably says something ‘tragic’ about myself.

I like the Charles River Editors books a great deal for the context and information presented in each of their topical documentaries. The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami report briefly covers the events of the Boxing Day disaster that killed over 300,000 people who were along the shores of the Indian Ocean. The poignant recounting of loss from those who were witnesses and victims is respectfully treated. The collation of the personal stories woven together allowing the reader to get an integrated sense of the events. Continue Reading