A Wind to Shake the World: The Story of the 1938 Hurricane

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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.

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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.

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It was a cub reporter's dream -- or nightmare. On his first day at the New Bedford Standard Times, Everett Allen found himself immersed in one of the most cataclysmic hurricanes in U.S. history. The Great Storm of 1938 ripped through New England and Long Island with terrifying ferocity, killing 600 people and damaging more than 75,000 buildings. Originally published in the mid-1970s, Allen's first-person account of his violent initiation into journalism could not be more timely.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933212258
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Editions
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: Allen Reprints Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 692,969
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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