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Typhoon Haiyan, the Untold Story: A Story of Hope and Survival by Albert Mulles is a book that describes one of the most devastating typhoons in history; Typhoon Haiyan. It is about the incredible journey of survival, chaos, loss and the struggle and will to survive which will make readers laugh, cry and become inspired. It makes readers look at humanity and survival. The book throws light on how the survivors had to wait a long time without food, medical assistance and water in the wake of nature's fury. It is a gripping tale of tragedy that destroyed the lives of peaceful people and the book brings to light many details that readers do not know.
Life in disaster zones is difficult to bear. The book relives those moments of a typhoon warning, the hours before the impact and after the impact which sees mass destruction and loss of lives. The devastation that follows is unimaginable. The author has painstaking put down all the details of the immediate aftermath of the typhoon, making it heart wrenching. The author has shared a few pictures in the book. But the picture of the hundreds of grave markers that dot the landscape of typhoon hit areas captures the extent of loss suffered by the people living there. The catastrophe that can happen due to global warming and climatic changes is what this typhoon indicates to the world and it is an eye-opener for humanity in general. An excellent book that throws light on devastation caused by nature's fury and the road to recovery after the loss.