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Jonathan yardleyIn New England, if in few other places, the storm is still remembered. I heard stories about it in Rhode Island as a boy, and, Burns writes, "it would never be forgotten as the time when the public in New England came to understand that large events, bad things beyond their making, could strike even on their doorstep." Her own very good book is sure to help keep the terrible storm in its proper place in New England's memory, as well as being timely reading in this period of unusually heavy and frequent hurricane activity.
— The Washington Post