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A wind to shake the world : the story of the 1938 hurricane (edition 1976)

by Everett S. Allen

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Everett S. Allen joined the staff of the New Bedford Standard-Times in September 1938. He was assigned to the waterfront. The following day the storm of the century blew in. This is his account, the first and still the best account of the devastating hurricane of 1938."Allen has gathered first-hand accounts of survivors from South Jersey, Boston, Rhode Island, and especially Long Island and Cape Cod where the blow hit hardest (top winds were clocked at 186 mph). His vivid description of the mellow September day that turned yellow and then sea-green with 40-foot waves is more heartfelt than all the disaster movies ever made." -Kirkus Reviews… (more)
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Title:A wind to shake the world : the story of the 1938 hurricane
Authors:Everett S. Allen
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Everett S. Allen’s A Wind to Shake the World: The Story of the 1938 Hurricane is a harrowing account of the devastation wrought by that powerful storm which blasted its way across Long Island and through Connecticut and Massachusetts. This is largely a series of vignettes of death and destruction, tragedy and loss, bravery and heroism told with a deft touch that adds pathos and poignancy to this dramatic narrative. ( )
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Everett S. Allen joined the staff of the New Bedford Standard-Times in September 1938. He was assigned to the waterfront. The following day the storm of the century blew in. This is his account, the first and still the best account of the devastating hurricane of 1938."Allen has gathered first-hand accounts of survivors from South Jersey, Boston, Rhode Island, and especially Long Island and Cape Cod where the blow hit hardest (top winds were clocked at 186 mph). His vivid description of the mellow September day that turned yellow and then sea-green with 40-foot waves is more heartfelt than all the disaster movies ever made." -Kirkus Reviews

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