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Joplin 5:41 ... a book on the Joplin tornado

Joplin 5:41 ... a book on the Joplin tornado

Kansas City Star Books presents the incredible story of tragedy and courage in the face of one of nature's mightiest storms in a new book, "Joplin 5:41."

This hard-cover book collects the detailed coverage by The Kansas City Star of the storm that hit Joplin at 5:41 p.m., May 22, its cruel effect, the city's courageous response and the recovery that now goes on.

Featuring extraordinary images, instructional graphics and the work of The Star's reporting staff, the book seeks not just to chronicle the destruction but to celebrate the heroic efforts of Joplin's citizenry and the thousands of volunteers who rushed in to begin the healing.

The book's foreword is by Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr.

To see a video about the book, click here.

All royalties from the book go to the Joplin Recovery Fund managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri.

The book measures 11 x 9 inches and features 224 full-color pages.

To see an early chapter in the book, click here.

Includes an eight-page fold-out graphic showing the path of the storm through Joplin.


ALSO .... order a digital download of the Star Magazine cover story "A Storm is Born" from Sunday, Dec. 11th!  Just 99 cents!

This 11-page piece of compelling explanatory journalism by Cindy Hoedel and Lisa Gutierrez describes how the storm that decimated a portion of Joplin had its birth two weeks earlier and 4,000 miles away. 

Click here to go to the product page where you can add it to your shopping cart, and you will be sent instructions after checkout on how to download "A Storm is Born" to your computer!

Full-color illustrations by Hector Casanova.















SKU: 19782
Joplin 5:41
Retail Price: $29.95