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Lee Sandlin is the author of Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers and Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild, and also reviews books for The Wall Street Journal. His essay “Losing the War” was included in the anthology The New Kings of Nonfiction. He lives in Chicago.

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The Distancers
An American Memoir
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $14.95

In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin's own. From the nineteenth century German immigrants who settled on a small Midwestern farm, to the proud and upright aunts and uncles with whom... Read more >
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The Distancers

Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Storm Kings
America's First Tornado Chasers
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $16.00

With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations

In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Storm Kings
The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

From the acclaimed author of Wicked River comes Storm Kings, a riveting tale of supercell tornadoes and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries created the science of modern meteorology.

While tornadoes have occasionally been spotted elsewhere, only the central plains of North America have the perfect conditions for their creation. For... Read more >
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Storm Kings
The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Wicked River
The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America’s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.

Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River takes us... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Wicked River
The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $26.95

From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America’s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.

Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River takes us... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Wicked River
The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $11.99

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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