Very engrossing story about a little remembered hurricane. Lots of history about the area is also contained in the book and although there is a lot of statistics, interest is held and the writing never becomes boring -- recommend.
Gives great understanding how the 1938 Hurricane changed the face of the East Coast. It also has great personal accounts of those who lived throught it and accounts from the weather forcasters who saw it coming from Florida to Washington D.C.
It was a great read.
Engrossing, well-written account of one of the worse natural disasters in the history of the U.S., the hurricane that caught New Englanders by surprise in 1938. A real page turner.
This is a very interesting book. The author does a good job of covering the stories of those affected by this disaster and the threat of a rogue hurricane does a great job keeping the suspense and action moving.
The recent storm on the NE coast has piqued my interest so I ordered this book upon the recommendation of a friend, and I am so glad I did. This well researched book carries you through certain families ordeals of the 1938 Great Hurricane. Towns are wiped off the face of the earth, over 600 homes blown away in one area, islands removed, hundreds killed. To give you an understanding of the devastation it wrought, downtown Providence, RI was under 18 ft. of water. Children trying to get home from school were never seen again. This was the largest hurricane to ever hit the NE coast in the 20th century.