Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938

Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938

by R. A. Scotti
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Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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jhthao More than 1 year ago
I thought that Sudden Sea was a riveting narrative of the Great Hurricane that swept the New England coast both unexpectedly and with extraordinarily tremendous force. With Scotti's extensive research, the compelling stories that come out of the book leave a lot to the imagination. Overall, I felt that the facts within the book are as accurate as what I've learned about tropical storms in geography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nice historical story as far as telling tales from people who were there. But, sloppy meteorology explanations and disjointed writing. Don't pay full price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writer was able to transport the reader back to 1938, by using details about what daily life was like in 1938. Scotti gives the reader background on the people who were struck by the hurricane, so the reader would care about the 'characters,' who were all real people who did eat breakfast that day, just like most people. I would recommend this book to anyone who experienced this hurricane or remembers its destruction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read. I could not put it down. It was factual, exciting, graphic and at times even humerous. It is a MUST read for all New Englanders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although book contains many facts and trivia about this major hurricane, it reminded me of a 'made-for-tv' disaster movie. It began by giving backgrounds of certain families on morning of disaster, like what they had for breakfast and what clothes they were wearing,etc., and followed these families through their day and into the storm. Too much trivial information about families and not enough about the storm and the aftermath. Book has very few pictures of event. Very disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started this book on Saturday morning & finished the read Sunday evening. Needless to say I was swept away with the story & found it to be a very easy read. I grew up in Westerly, on the beaches of Misquamicut, Watch Hill, & Napatree Point, often hearing stories of the hurricane & its devastation on the area. Providing the reader with just enough detail, background information, & insightful speculation - history reading like a novel - Ms. Scotti tells the story of an event that is still talked about with awe by the people who experienced it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started this book on Saturday morning and finished my reading on Sunday night. It was that hard to put down and that easy of a read. Just enough detail, background information, and insightful speculation - it's history that reads like a novel. I grew up in Westerly on the beaches of Misquamicut, Watch Hill, & Napatree Point. Ms. Scotti has written a gripping and humane account of an event that is still talked about with awe by all who experienced it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was brought to my attention by Men's Health Magazine who recommended it. I bought it and though I haven't finished it yet it is a very well written book that is very informative and was based well on facts... good research by the author. If you like books about history and weather related (storms, hurricanes) I highly recommend this book!