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The Blizzard of '88

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The blizzard of 1888 caused havoc up and down the eastern seaboard to a degree that has never been equaled, consequently retaining a romantic and historical significance. Mary Cable re-creates the three-day debacle in all its human and natural drama. 8 pages of black-and-white photos.
Published January 1st 1988 by Atheneum Books
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Mary Catelli
Jun 22, 2013 Mary Catelli rated it really liked it
Shelves: history-modern
That's 1888.

Actually, there were several that year in the Midwest, but the Blizzard of '88 was the one that walloped the East Coast. Its center hit Connecticut, but it walloped everywhere from Boston to Philadelphia with the characteristics that mark out a true blizzard from a mere snowstorm: heavy snow, high winds, steep temperature drop.

It produced an enormous impact, partly because it smashed through all the technology and progress and made everything wretched.

This book is structured about th
Mary Shafer
Jan 07, 2015 Mary Shafer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: weather and history enthusiasts, New York City buffs
Recommended to Mary by: Amazon
Extremely well-researched and exhaustive in scope. Helped me understand that this was a different storm than The Children's Blizzard of January of that year. Though this book covers the beginnings of the storm, it does concentrate on the storm's effect mainly on the east coast, and particularly New York City and its environs, though it does mention other areas such as Philly and New England. There are other books that cover its effects on other regions of the country.
Jan 18, 2016 SouthWestZippy rated it really liked it
On March 12, 1888 a blizzard hit the East cost, this is their story. Very good book and a quick read.
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