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Category: All Categories: Disasters and Rescue: Hurricanes and Storms
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Allen, Everett S.  
A Wind To Shake the World. The Story of the 1938 Hurricane...
Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.
xii, 370 p., illus.; 22 cm. "Based on diaries, letters, interviews, first-person recollections, and the files of newspapers and libraries, relives the Hurricane of 21 September 1938." ISBN (10): 0316034266. Stock#46875. Vg / dj vg.

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Dineen, Jacqueline  

Publisher: Shooting Star Press New York 1991.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Color Illustrations

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Dryden, Beryl and Bill, Illustrated by: Dryden, Bill  
The Tides of March: A Story of the Storm, March 6 and 7, 1962, in Ocean City, Maryland
Publisher: The Eastern Shore Times Press, 1962 Berlin, MD.
Book. Book condition: Good. Trade paperback 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "This is not fiction. It is a factual account of the storm in Ocean City and its immediate area. It falls far short of perfection, although we have talked to everyone and have written of nothing else since Tuesday, March 6 when the wind and tide told Ocean Citians in no uncertain terms that this was one storm they would remember. 'The Tides of March' will help them remember the chill and gloom, the heartaches and the misery. It will also make them aware of others' problems, thus somewhat lightening their own. We hope that in parts they can rejoice with the good fortune of some while they catch a glimpse of humor in others' actions..All pictures, unless otherwise credited, were taken by Bill Dryden. Our one regret is that not all the vast material, pictures and slides we had on the storm could be used. Many stories are left untold, but who can tell? Perhaps we can write another volume.." Illustrated. 96 pages. Book is in GOOD condition. Paper wrappers.

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Foster, Robert L.  
Disaster in Paradise: The Night the Roofs Went Flying
Publisher: Trebor Restof Publications, 1989 St. Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands.
Book. Book condition: Good. Trade paperback 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall "Hurricane Hugo scarred the psyche of 55, 000 souls who endured twelve hours of howling winds, a devastated island, a frustrating reconstruction, and ineptness by too many of their elected politicians. For months after Hugo it was a life without electricity, telephone, or, in many cases, water. Even food was not to be had, thanks to the looters and thanks to a government unable to restore law and order. The food, law and order came, thanks to the Red Cross, the Dept. of Agriculture, U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Army. As soon as the presses started to roll at the St. Croix Avis newspaper and the St. Thomas Daily News, there came forth letters by young and old, black and white, tourists and residents. Letters expressed the fear felt during the storm, and attempted to put into words the sound and fury of Hugo. Then came letters, some condemning and others defending the unparalleled looting, expressing the rage at our politicians, and letters of thanks to the many people who came down from the states as volunteers. Hugo also brought forth poems, many of which were written by children, which captured the horror of Hugo in their own special way. As a result, and prompted by an interest by many people who wanted a document of sorts lest they forget, here are some tales of a night when many roofs really did go flying..and of the weeks and months afterwards, when we all had to put the roofs back on again, some literally, and some figuratively." Illustrated. 128 pages. Book is in GOOD condition; shelfwear. Paper wrappers.

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La Farge, Christopher, 1897-1956  
The Sudden Guest

Publisher: Coward-McCann, NY [1946].
Book club dot on rear cover. 243 p.; blue cloth covers stamped in gold; slight wear, front cover has tiny spots; good+. With BOMC flyer. Novel of a September New England hurricane from several points of view. Stock#101148. 20th century American literature, fiction.

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LaFarge, Christopher, 1897-1956.  
The Sudden Guest ...

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, inc. [1946].
4 p. l., 3-250 p. 22 cm. Novel of an egocentric woman in the Rhode Island hurricanes of 1938 and 1944. Stock# 44,601. Vg / dj good +, frayed.

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Lester, Paul w/intro by Spillane, Richard, Illustrated by: Photos  
The Great Galveston Disaster Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times

Publisher: Horace C. Fry 1900.
xvi, 17-516 pp, green cloth covered boards w/stamped gilt lettering on the front cover & spine w/oval black-and-white pastedown photo on the front cover, black border on the front cover, green-white decorative endpapers. The book contains vivid descriptions of the hurricane and terrible rush of waters; immense destruciton of dwellings, business houses, churches, and loss of thousands of human lives; thrilling tales of heroic deeds; panic-stricken multitudes and heart-rending scences of agony; frantic efforst to escape a horrible fate; separation of loved ones, etc. Narrow escapes from the jaws of death, terrible sufferings of the survivors, vandels plundering the bodies of the dead; wonderful exhibitons of popular sympathy; millions of dollars send for the relief of the stricken sufferers. It is profusely embellished with photographs taken immediately after the disaster. joints cracked, soiling to the edges, slight rubbing to the corners, pages yellowing, prev owner's name stamped on the ffep. No Jacket Hard Cover Good Sm4to from 9" to 11"

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McCarthy, Joe, 1915-1980  
Publisher: NY, American Heritage Press [1969].
168 p., 15 illus., maps; 25 cm. "Diary of the hurricane of 1938... that struck the Northeast-- Long Island and New England-- without warning," killed 650 people and spread wide destruction. ISBN (10): 0828100209. Stock#46690. Good+, ex library with blank front flyleaf torn out / dj protected in plastic.

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New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company.  
The Devastation and Restoration of New England's Vital Life-Line : the New Haven R.R.

Publisher: [Boston, Mass. : The New Haven R.R., 1939].
46 p., chiefly illus., 17.5 x 23 cm. Cover title. "On September 21, 1938, with flood waters already threatening.." New England was hit by a hurricane. This pamphlet issued by the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company pictures the damage to its tracks and facilities and the enormous repair job, employing 5,000 men. Stock# 411,200. Vg/ paper.

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Providence Journal Company  
Hurricane Carol Lashes Rhode Island, August 31, 1954
Publisher: Providence Journal Co., 1954.
80 p., illus.; 28 cm. Hurricane Carol did damage throughout New England. This book records in photographs and text the devastating result of wind and flooding in Providence and the rest of Rhode Island. Very Good in pictorial paper covers. Stock#L-142x.

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Ramsey, Kelvin W. and Reilly, Marijke J.  
The Hurricane of October 21-24, 1878
Publisher: Delaware Geological Society, 2002 Dover, DE.
Book. Book condition: Near Fine. Trade paperback 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Special Publication No. 22. "On October 21, 1878, a hurricane crossed the island of Cuba and headed east of Key West, Florida. On the evening of October 22, it made landfall north of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, as a low Category 2 hurricane with winds around 100 mph. The storm picked up speed after landfall and moved northward at a rate of greater than 40 mph and maintained tropical storm force wind speeds of greater than 60 mpg with gusts much higher. On the morning of October 23, it passed up the west side of the Chesapeake Bay near the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The storm cut a wide swath of devastation, sinking or driving aground ships in the Atlantic and the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. The wind's strength was great enough to unroof houses, knock down church steeples, uproot trees, and in some places, destroy buildings. Storm surge was created by east-southeast winds blowing into the entrance of Delaware Bay at the same time as a perigean high tide causing massive flooding along the Delaware Bay and River, and along the riverfronts in the cities of Wilmington and Philadelphia..Over 100 fatalities were the result of the hurricane, many of them the result of drowning in shipwrecks. Damage estimates in 1878 dollars likely topped $10, 000, 000, which equates to over $150, 000, 000 in 1999 dollars. This storm may well be the hurricane of record for the Delaware Bay and River region and provides a model for a worst-case scenario for a modern hurricane.." Illustrated. 88 pages. Book is in NEAR FINE condition. Paper wrappers.

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Scotti, R. A. (Rita Angelica), d. 2010  
Sudden Sea. The Great Hurricane of 1938
Publisher: Back Bay Books / Little, Brown. 'First Back Bay paperback edition, August 2004'.
280, 10, [2] p., photos; 21 cm. "...focusing on the intense human drama that unfolded as an unlikely alignment of meteorological conditions conspired to bring to New England a tropical cyclone so devastating that it would require the entire coastline of the Northeast to be remapped. Drawing upon newspaper accounts, the personal testimony of survivors, and archival footage, R. A. Scotti follows the trajectory of that awful wind-- and recovers for posterity the lost stories of those whose lives, families, and communities were indelibly changed." Signed by author on title-page. Stock#763x. Vg, softcover. Copy 2: Pictorial paper covers; minor wear, 3 ink scrawls inside rear cover; embossed owner name.

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The Delaware Coast Press  
Storm 1962
Publisher: The Delaware Coast Press, 1962 Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Book. Book condition: Good. Soft cover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall This book, by a local newspaper, presents a photographic review of the extreme damage done by the "Great Storm" of March 1962. "This pictorial review booklet was printed some time after the 'Great Storm' of March 6 and 7, 1962, and a word of explanation should accompany the disaster photos published herein. Rehoboth Beach, Lewes Beach, Dewey Beach and the coast area are now being rebuilt and most all of the damage is well under way toward being repaired and homes and business places rebuilt. The boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach is expected to be replaced by July, according to Mayor Juel C. Stamper and City Manager Frank Buck. Sand is being replaced by the U. S. Corps of Army Engineers where it was washed and beaten away by the high waves, and all the debris has been cleared from the beachfront and safe bathing is assured to all once again. The coastal Highway, Route 14, is open to all traffic, but the INdian River Inlet Bridge will remain closed for repairs until June. Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island are well on the way to recovery and Lewes Beach is now ready for its summer season, with the bridge across the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal being repaired through the efforts of Otis H. Smith, Mayor of Lewes, and the State Highway Department. As may be noted on the last page of this pictorial review, a photo of a youngster speaks volumes of words.." Well illustrated. 34 pages. Book is in GOOD condition; soiling to cover (see photo). Paper wrappers; stapled binding.

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