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A Wind To Shake The World

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The thrilling story of the hurricane of 1938, the worst New England storm of the 20th century, as told by a reporter whose first day on the New Bedford waterfront was the day the storm blew in.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 15th 2006 by Commonwealth Editions (first published September 30th 1976)
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J.P.
Jun 23, 2012 J.P. rated it really liked it
Shelves: weather
Although the National Weather Service has been known to issue an inaccurate short range forecast (Hello, weather bureau? I just shoveled 6 inches of partly cloudy out of my driveway), there has been considerable improvement in forecasting since the advent of weather satellites and supercomputers.
In the days before all this newfangled technology the only way to find out about severe storms at sea was to have a ship blunder into one, much to the chagrin of its crew. This book is about the 1938 hur
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Deb
Nov 23, 2008 Deb rated it really liked it
Excellent account of the 1938 Hurricane which struck the Eastern Seaboard, with special emphasis on Connecticut and Long Island. Good read.
Karen
Jan 30, 2010 Karen rated it it was ok
Good book about the hurricane of '38. Lots of detail though- too much for some people maybe. Karen
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