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Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America (edition 2006)

by Jim Murphy

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Title:Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America
Authors:Jim Murphy
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2006), Paperback, 144 pages
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... that changed America." ?ŠWell, here in Carson City NV we still don't get snowplows on the residential streets. ?√ɬ°And many cities still don't have subways, notably Minneapolis & St. Paul, which get plenty of snow. ?√ɬ°But Boss Tweed lost the fight to avoid building an underground transit after this storm. ?√ɬ°I'd hoped, while reading of all the horrors, all the frozen people, that another "change" would be to find ways to better shelter the poor of NYC, but apparently the time wasn't ripe for that reform.

Anyway, terrific book for all ages about 8 and up. ?áLots of material, but lots of primary document illustrations, too. ?áEngaging writing. ?áIncludes personal author's note, annotated bibliography, and index. ?áEvery school library should have a copy, because everybody needs to learn that Mother Nature will have her way, and we still can't predict her whims, much less control her." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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  Bookman1954 | Oct 21, 2015 |
Narrative using historical facts reminiscent of Seabiscuit, Unbroken and Boys in the Boat ( )
  CJFisher | Jul 12, 2015 |
RGG: Account of the 1888 Blizzard is a fun, exciting read. The final chapter with the lasting changes due to the effects of the blizzard makes this more than just a good adventure story. Reading Level: 10-14; FP: U-W.
  rgruberexcel | Jun 15, 2015 |
RGG: Account of the 1888 Blizzard is a fun, exciting read. The final chapter with the lasting changes due to the effects of the blizzard makes this more than just a good adventure story. Reading Level: 10-14; FP: U-W.
  rgruberexcel | Jan 5, 2014 |
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On Saturday, March 10, 1888, the weather from Maine on down to Maryland was clear and unusually warm.
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The first subway line in New York City opened in 1904 by August Belmont's Interborough Rapid Transit Company (the IRT), initially covered 22 miles and was an immediate success. Soon, it was carrying over 600,000 people a year, in rain, summer heat, and, as Alfred Ely Beach had said all along, even during snowstorms (116).
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590673106, Paperback)

With his powerful and intriguing narrative style, Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy tells the harrowing story of the Blizzard of 1888. Available for the first time in paperback.

Snow began falling over New York City on March 12, 1888. All around town, people struggled along slippery streets and sidewalks -- some seeking the warmth of their homes, some to get to work or to care for the less fortunate, and some to experience what they assumed would be the last little snowfall of one of the warmest winters on record. What no one realized was that in a very few hours, the wind and snow would bury the city in nearly 21 inches of snow and bring it to a ferocious standstill.


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Presents a history, based on personal accounts and newspaper articles, of the massive snow storm that hit the Northeast in 1888, focusing on the events in New York City.

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