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The Vortex

A True Story of History's Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation

by Scott Carney , Jason Miklian

The Vortex by Scott Carney , Jason Miklian X
The Vortex by Scott Carney , Jason Miklian
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2022, 528 pages

    Paperback:
    Mar 14, 2023, 272 pages

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The deadliest storm in human history, Pakistani political upheaval, and U.S.-Soviet nuclear brinksmanship converge explosively in this white-knuckle narrative of climate change, geopolitics and genocide.

In November 1970, a massive cyclone blew up from the Bay of Bengal and made landfall along the densely populated coastline of what was then East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. The tiny islands of Bhola and Manpura were hardest hit, but the former lent this storm its name: the Great Bhola Cyclone. It would kill roughly 500,000 people and devastate the lives of countless more Pakistani Bengalis. But it was also the catalyst for a tidal wave of violence that would split one nation apart, spur the creation of a new one and bring the world to the doorstep of nuclear confrontation (once again).

In The Vortex: A True Story of History's Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation, Scott Carney and Jason Miklian achieve a miracle of sorts in weaving three overarching stories into a convincing, satisfying whole. A work of narrative nonfiction, the story unfolds through the eyes of its key ...

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