Great Storms: Of the Jersey Shore

Great Storms: Of the Jersey Shore

by Larry Savadore, Margaret T. Buchholz
     
 

Great Storms of the Jersey Shore is a dramatic history of majorcoastal storms which have hit the mid-Atlantic coast. Generously illustrated with nearly two hundred photographs, engravings, and maps, the book is an opportunity to appreciate the horror and beauty of the great storms. This oversize book is beautifully printed with duotone reproductions on heavy matte… See more details below

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Great Storms of the Jersey Shore is a dramatic history of majorcoastal storms which have hit the mid-Atlantic coast. Generously illustrated with nearly two hundred photographs, engravings, and maps, the book is an opportunity to appreciate the horror and beauty of the great storms. This oversize book is beautifully printed with duotone reproductions on heavy matte stock.
The authors have combined exhaustive research of archival reports and old news accounts with interviews of more than 200 people who experienced major storms first-hand. Much of the book is devoted to these vivid stories, with extensive narratives of the devastating 1962 nor'easter and the great hurricane of 1944. Those who have known the power of the great storms draw us in to a time and place where survival is uncertain. Few living at the shore today have experienced extreme storms, but for those who have — as they describe in this book — it is a defining moment in their lives.

"One of the best documented compendiums ever published of what it meant to be there." —The New York Times
"It is simply one of the best weather books I have ever seen." — Richard DeAngelis, Mariners Weather Log, NOAA
"It should be required reading..." — Dr. Robert Sheets, Former Director, National Hurricane Center
"It startles, intrigues, challenges the imagination, and commands attention." — John T. Cunningham, author and New Jersey Historian
"Evocative and provocative, gritty, beautiful, a rare historical record of some of nature's greatest moments." —Senator Bill Bradley, from the Foreword
"Just as the title promises; this is a history of wild weather on the Jersey shore...The authors set the scene in colonial history and then take you — with harrowing eyewitness accounts — through the famous modern storms of 1944 and 1962." — John Mort, Booklist

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945582519
Publisher:
Down The Shore Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
203
Sales rank:
1,352,296
Product dimensions:
11.06(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.75(d)

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