The Great Hurricane 1938

The Great Hurricane, 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States.

The Great Hurricane  1938

The Great Hurricane 1938

“Before there was the Perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938. A riveting and wonderfully written account” (Nathaniel Philbrick). On the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. In an age before warning systems and the ubiquity of television, this unprecedented storm caught the Northeast off guard, obliterated coastal communities on Long Island and in New England, and killed nearly seven hundred people. The Great Hurricane: 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States. With riveting detail, Burns weaves together countless personal stories of loved ones lost and lives changed forever—from those of the Moore family, washed to sea on a raft formerly their attic floor, to Katharine Hepburn, holed up in her Connecticut mansion, watching her car take to the air like a bit of paper. “A very good book.” —The Washington Post

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The Great Hurricane, 1938
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Cherie Burns
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

“Before there was the Perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938. A riveting and wonderfully written account” (Nathaniel Philbrick). On the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time
Sudden Sea
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: R. A. Scotti
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-14 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The massive destruction wreaked by the Hurricane of 1938 dwarfed that of the Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the Mississippi floods of 1927, making the storm the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Now, R.A. Scotti tells the story.
Thirty-Eight
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Stephen Long
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-22 - Publisher: Yale University Press

The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. To call it “New England’s Katrina” might be to understate its power. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads,
The Great Hurricane of 1938
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Edison Life
Categories: Hurricanes
Type: BOOK - Published: 1938 - Publisher:

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The Great Hurricane of 1938
Language: en
Pages: 3
Authors: Lilian H. Trowbridge
Categories: Hurricanes
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher:

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