The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. It also provides important and insightful information on how best to prepare for the inevitable next great storm. Without warning, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, and buildings that stood in its path.
Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England #ad - Stephen long explores these contradictions, drawing on survivors’ vivid memories of the storm and its aftermath and on his own familiarity with New England’s forests, where he discovers clues to the storm’s legacies even now. Not yet spent, the hurricane then raced inland, maintaining high winds into Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest.
This book is the first to investigate how the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later.
The Great Hurricane, 1938Grove Press #ad - The great hurricane, 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States. With riveting detail, to katharine hepburn, washed to sea on a raft formerly their attic floor, holed up in her Connecticut mansion, Burns weaves together countless personal stories of loved ones lost and lives changed forever—from those of the Moore family, watching her car take to the air like a bit of paper.
There was no mention of any severe weather. A very good book. The washington Post. In an age before warning systems and the ubiquity of television, this unprecedented storm caught the Northeast off guard, obliterated coastal communities on Long Island and in New England, and killed nearly seven hundred people.
The Great Hurricane, 1938 #ad - By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. A riveting and wonderfully written account. Nathaniel philbrick on the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. Before there was the perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938.
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938Back Bay Books #ad - History. Scotti tells the story. Now, R. A. The massive destruction wreaked by the hurricane of 1938 dwarfed that of the Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the Mississippi floods of 1927, making the storm the worst natural disaster in U. S.
Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on EarthVintage #ad - This in-depth look at these awe-inspiring acts of nature covers everything from the earliest efforts by seafarers at predicting storms to the way satellite imaging is revolutionizing hurricane forecasting. Hurricane watch is a compelling history of man's relationship with the deadliest storms on earth. Includes:- the story of the nineteenth-century Cuban Jesuit whose success at predicting the great cyclones was considered almost mystical.
A new look at isaac cline, whose infamous failure to predict the Galveston Hurricane left him obsessed with the devastating effects of storm surge. The story of the hurricane Hunters, including the first man ever to deliberately fly into a hurricane. A complete account of how computer modeling has changed hurricane tracking.
Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth #ad - A history of project stormfury: the only significant, organized effort to reduce the damaging strength of severe hurricanes. A unique firsthand account of Hurricane Andrew by both authors, who were at the National Hurricane Center when Andrew struck. A listing of the deadliest storms in history. It reveals the latest information on hurricanes: their effects on ocean waves, the causes of the variable wind speeds in different parts of the storm, and the origins of the super-cooled shafts of water that vent at high altitudes.
The ultimate guide to the ultimate storms, Hurricane Watch is a fascinating blend of science and history from one of the world's foremost meteorologists and an award-winning science journalist.
The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a TornadoPenguin Books #ad - She makes you feel a community’s loss – and it’s devastating. Holly bailey went back both as a journalist and a hometown girl, speaking to the teachers who put their lives at risk as they struggled to comfort their students; to the mayor and first responders who waded through the debris while the storm still raged; to the scientists and meteorologists who have dedicated their lives to understanding tornadoes but still can’t determine when one will land with any degree of certainty and are haunted by every death they might have prevented; to the storm chasers who pursue level 5 twisters with a combination of gadgetry, courage and adrenaline; and to the shell shocked residents of Moore, who rose to the occasion that day with countless acts of selfless courage.
On may 20, levelling neighborhoods, the worst tornado on record landed a direct hit on the town of Moore, 2013, on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, sending farm animals flying, and destroying a school while the children cowered inside. And she brings you inside people’s lives as they heal – and it’s inspiring.
The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado #ad - David greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition. A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. Powerful and moving. Douglas presenton, #1 new york times bestselling co-author of The Monster of Florence “Bailey is a brilliant storyteller. She brings you to the center of the storm – and it’s terrifying.
It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as your guide.
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in HistoryVintage #ad - The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, was to him preposterous, Texas, where he was based, "an absurd delusion. It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Far away, in africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged.
In galveston alone at least 6, possibly as many as 10, 000, 000 people, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And isaac cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, telegrams, the testimony of scores of survivors, and reports, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms.
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History #ad - A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. The bering Glacier began to shrink. Isaac cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember.
Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. As such, isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time.
Brooklyn: The Once and Future CityPrinceton University Press #ad - And we witness brooklyn’s emergence as a playland of racetracks and amusement parks celebrated around the world. Campanella also describes brooklyn’s outsized failures, and the star-crossed urban renewal, from Samuel Friede’s bid to erect the world’s tallest building to the long struggle to make Jamaica Bay the world’s largest deepwater seaport, public housing, and highway projects that battered the borough in the postwar era.
We see how wanderlusting yale dropout Frederick Law Olmsted used Prospect Park to anchor an open space system that was to reach back to Manhattan. Campanella reveals how this immigrant Promised Land drew millions, fell victim to its own social anxieties, and yet proved resilient enough to reawaken as a multicultural powerhouse and global symbol of urban vitality.
Brooklyn: The Once and Future City #ad - . In brooklyn: the once and Future City, Thomas J. We learn about english émigré Deborah Moody, whose town of Gravesend was the first founded by a woman in America. Campanella unearths long-lost threads of the urban past, fall, telling the rich history of the rise, and reinvention of one of the world’s most resurgent cities.
Spanning centuries and neighborhoods, brooklyn-born Campanella recounts the creation of places familiar and long forgotten, rackets, both built and never realized, visions, bringing to life the individuals whose dreams, and schemes forged the city we know today. An unprecedented history of brooklyn, told through its places, and the people who made them, from the early seventeenth century to todayAmerica's most storied urban underdog, buildings, Brooklyn has become an internationally recognized brand in recent decades—celebrated and scorned as one of the hippest destinations in the world.
He takes us through brooklyn’s history as homeland of the Leni Lenape and its transformation by Dutch colonists into a dense slaveholding region.
Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England HurricaneAmerican Meteorological Society #ad - On september 21, 1938, one of the most powerful storms of the twentieth century came unannounced into the lives of New Yorkers and New Englanders, leaving utter devastation in its wake. Junior forecaster charlie pierce correctly projected the northerly storm track, but senior meteorologists ignored his forecast, a mistake that cost many lives—including those of immigrants who had arrived to the Northeast in waves in the preceding decades.
Updated for the 80th anniversary of the hurricane, historical accounts, this compelling history successfully weaves science, and social analyses to create a comprehensive picture of the most powerful and devastating hurricane to hit New England to date. The great hurricane, as it came to be known, changed everything from the landscape and its inhabitants’ lives, to Weather Bureau practices and the measure of relief New Englanders would receive in the final years of the Great Depression.
Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane #ad - The storm formed near the cape verde islands on September 10, but was not spotted until several days later, and was predicted by the understaffed Weather Bureau to head toward Florida.
Not Without Peril, Tenth Anniversary Edition: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New HampshireAppalachian Mountain Club Books #ad - This tenth anniversary edition includes a new afterword from author Nicholas Howe, who offers a personal account of an evening spent at the Mount Washington Observatory while 160-mile-per-hour winds raged outside. Among the most beautiful and deadly mountains in the world, Mount Washington has challenged adventurers for centuries with its severe weather.
. Recognized by the boston globe as one of the 100 essential New England Books, the first edition of Not Without Peril garnered acclaim from the Banff Mountain Book Festival for its gripping tales of exploration and tragedy. From the days when gentlefolk ascended the heights in hoop skirts and wool suits to today’s high-tech assaults on wintry summits, this book offers extensive and intimate profiles of people who found trouble on New Hampshire’s Presidential Range, from the nineteenth century through the present day.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust BowlMariner Books #ad - In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, the Worst Hard Time is “arguably the best nonfiction book yet” Austin Statesman Journal on the greatest environmental disaster ever to be visited upon our land and a powerful reminder about the dangers of trifling with nature. This e-book includes a sample chapter of THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN.
Brilliantly capturing the terrifying drama of catastrophe, “the stoic, he does equal justice to the human characters who become his heroes, long-suffering men and women whose lives he opens up with urgency and respect” New York Times. In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows.
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl #ad - The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Following a dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, Timothy Egan tells of their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones.
Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It ForeverPegasus Books #ad - This is the incredible account of a flood of near-Biblical proportions in early twentieth-century America—its destruction, its victims, its heroes, and how it shaped natural-disaster policies in the United States for the next hundred years. In the aftermath, flaws in america’s natural disaster response system were exposed, much as they would be nearly a century later in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
This suspenseful historical tale of a dramatic yet little-remembered disaster “weaves tragic and heroic stories of people in the various affected states into an almost hour-by-hour account of the deadly storm” Booklist. The storm began march 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400
Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever #ad - Some people drowned in their attics, others on the roads when they tried to flee. So far, those efforts have succeeded—it is estimated that in the Miami Valley alone, nearly two thousand floods have been prevented, and the same methods have been used as a model for flood control nationwide and around the world.
Teams of experts vowed to develop flood control techniques for the region and stop flooding for good. Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. People demanded change. It was the nation’s most widespread flood ever—more than 700 people died, hundreds of thousands of houses and buildings were destroyed, and millions were left homeless.
The true story of a catastrophic weather event that will “interest readers who enjoyed Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm” Booklist.