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Sudden sea : the Great Hurricane of 1938

Author: R A Scotti
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on period newspaper accounts, eyewitness testimony, and archival footage to recount the Great Hurricane of 1938, which left a trail of death and destruction across seven states and obliterated entire communities and families.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Scotti
ISBN: 0316739111 9780316739115
OCLC Number: 51861977
Description: viii, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Gone with the Wind 3 --
1 A Perfect Day 7 --
2 The Way It Was 25 --
3 A Shift in the Wind 33 --
4 Hurricane Watch 37 --
5 At Sea 51 --
6 All Aboard 61 --
7 A Bright Young Man 71 --
8 Upside Down, Inside Out 83 --
9 Battening the Hatches 87 --
10 A One-Hundred-Year Storm 93 --
11 How Do You Lose a Hurricane? 99 --
12 The Long Island Express 105 --
13 Crossing the Sound 119 --
14 The Atlantic Ocean Bound Out of Bed 125 --
15 The Dangerous Right Semicircle 137 --
16 Providence 161 --
17 The Tempest 171 --
18 Cast Adrift 189 --
19 All Quiet 203 --
20 The Reckoning 209 --
21 The Last of the Old New England Summers 225 --
Appendix A Nickel for Your Story 239.
Responsibility: R.A. Scotti.
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Draws on period newspaper accounts, eyewitness testimony, and archival footage to recount the Great Hurricane of 1938, which left a trail of death and destruction across seven states and obliterated entire communities and families.

Hurricane was a foreign word in New England then. People didn't know how to pronounce it. They didn't know what it meant, and whatever it meant, they were sure it couldn't happen to them. But on that Wednesday, September 21, 1938, a maverick storm was sprinting a mile a minute up the Atlantic seaboard like a giant Cyclops, its intense, sky blue eye fixed on new England. At two o'clock a swath of coastline from Cape May to Maine was one of the wealthiest and most populous in the world. By evening, it was desolate. The Great Hurricane of 1938 was more than a storm. It was the end of a world. - Jacket.

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