Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938

Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938
By R.A. Scotti
Little, Brown and Company, 2001. 279 pgs. Nonfiction

In an era when weather forecasting was rudimentary, the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history struck seven states in the northeast without warning.  The author, who has written numerous novels, brings the stories of people caught in the hurricane to life through interviewing survivors and their families and friends as well as by researching in published accounts of the hurricane. Building suspense from the beginning, Scotti very effectively draws the reader in as she recounts many incredible tales of survival and destruction.SH

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