Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Book Talk: The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War

Book Talk: The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War

The public is invited to an online book talk by Dr. Ken Noe, author of The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War, on Tuesday, October 13 at 12 PM on the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cmdcah.

The Howling Storm is the first comprehensive examination of weather and climate during the Civil War. Climate conditions during the war proved unusual, as irregular phenomena such as El Niño, La Niña, and similar oscillations in the Atlantic Ocean disrupted weather patterns across southern states. Taking into account these meteorological events, Dr. Noe rethinks conventional explanations of battlefield victories and losses, compelling historians to reconsider long-held conclusions about the war.

Dr. Ken Noe is the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University. He is the author or editor of eight books on the American Civil War, including The Yellowhammer War: Alabama in the Civil War and Reconstruction and Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861.

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

Last Updated: October 09, 2020