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Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780316832113
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Language: English
Page Count: 280
Publication Date: 1/8/2004
Size: 8.25" l x 5.43" w x 0.90"
Series: N/A

It was the Perfect Storm. But instead of raging far out in the Atlantic, the Great Hurricane of 1938 left a wake of death and destruction across seven states. It battered J. P. Morgan's Long Island estate, wiped out beach communities from Watch Hill to Newport, flooded the Connecticut Valley, and flattened Vermont's prized maples. Traveling at record speeds, the storm raced up the Atlantic Coast, reaching New York and New England ahead of hurricane warnings and striking with such ferocity that seismographs in Alaska picked up the impact. Winds, clocked at 186 mph, stripped cars of their paint. Walls of water 50 feet high swept homes and entire families out to sea. Sandwiched between the Great Depression and World War II, the storm had a profound impact upon a generation. Drawing upon newspaper accounts, the personal testimony of survivors, forecasters, and archival footage, Sudden Sea recounts that terrifying day in gripping detail.

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