The first book devoted to the shocking events of the 1964 Alaskan tsunami that crashed down the U.S. West Coast and virtually destroyed a small Northern Californian town, along with wrecking havoc along its path. Based on long research and interviews with survivors, this account chronicles the moment-by-moment efforts of people to survive—or not—and the iron will of a community determined to survive. It is the story of the remarkable courage displayed by those who came together before, during, and after the tsunami to save the lives of friends and strangers—often at the risk or even the loss of their own.
“Gripping…Powers interviewed survivors whose stories read like good action fiction…a very readable narrative.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Drama, heroism, tragedy and pathos, plus valuable information and detail…
Ranks with The Perfect Storm and Isaac’s Storm."
— The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History