Hurricane in the Hamptons 1938 (Images of America Series)

Hurricane in the Hamptons 1938 (Images of America Series)

by Mary Cummings
     
 

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The 1938 hurricane, the most severe and terrifying storm to hit Long Island in living memory, struck on September 21, a day that had dawned bright and fair in the seaside communities between Westhampton Beach and Montauk Point. Unaware of the storm whipping itself into a frenzy just miles away, village residents were going about their normal tasks when it struck,

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The 1938 hurricane, the most severe and terrifying storm to hit Long Island in living memory, struck on September 21, a day that had dawned bright and fair in the seaside communities between Westhampton Beach and Montauk Point. Unaware of the storm whipping itself into a frenzy just miles away, village residents were going about their normal tasks when it struck, killing more than 30 and wreaking unprecedented destruction before nightfall. In Hurricane in the Hamptons, 1938, the story is told in more than 150 photographs, most of them taken by stunned residents in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738545486
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/02/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,163,239
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Mary Cummings was born and raised in Southampton and is the author of Arcadia Publishing's Southampton. She has been an associate editor of the Southampton Press and is a trustee of the Southampton Historical Museum. Her interest in the images and stories collected in Hurricane in the Hamptons, 1938 dates back to her childhood, when she listened to the accounts of those who had lived through the storm.

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