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White Hurricane

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The riveting account of a 1913 storm that paralyzed the heart of AmericaAutumn gales have pursued mariners across the Great Lakes for centuries. On Friday, November 7, 1913, those gales captured their prey. After four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, freezing temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost, two dozen had been t...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 27th 2002 by International Marine Publishing
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Red Kempf
I thought that this book was fascinating. It chronicles the worst storm system in recorded history on the great lakes. Not a single one was spared, it was in winter and resembled a hurricane, hence the name. Using records from the time, David Brown tells a gripping story of the men and the ships that endured, and didn't, the storm. There are also coast gaurd stations and peoples. It is very readable. There are some maritime terms, but in context you could live in a desert and still understand. A...more
Kirk Rappe
Fascinating book that wasn't as repetitive as I thought it might be. The author balances explaining the storm, contemporary forecasting knowledge, and the stories of the ships that survived and succumbed to great effect. Pretty good writer too.
John
was ok, maritime weather narrative - was looking for more personalized history of the men and ships
Michael
I knew nothing about this event. Got the book because I'm a fan of maritime history. Very glad I did. This is very good account of an amazing and disastrous event. The book does kind of jump around from the different ships as events unfold, so you really need to absorb the information to follow it accurately. It is well researched and the information is all there. If you're not an avid reader... this book may be confusing or hard to follow. It is a great story and if you can keep up with the bit...more
Jo
The author thoroughly brings this tragic event to life not just from an historical viewpoint, but manages to explain the meteorological ingredients involved in today's terms., yet understandable to any layperson.

Even if you read this excellent history in the middle of July - make sure you have a blanket handy!
Michael
A real ainteresting way to follow this historic storm. It cronicles many of the ships almost on an hourly basis.
Patrick
workman like, but good if you enjoy maritime disaster
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