White hurricane: a Great Lakes November gale and America's deadliest maritime disaster

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Barnes & Noble, 2007 - Transportation - 250 pages
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"Autumn gales have pursued mariners across the Great Lakes for centuries. On Friday, November 7, 1913, those gales captured their prey. After four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, freezing temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost, two dozen had been thrown ashore, 238 sailors were dead, and the city of Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history. Writer and mariner David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the events of the "perfect storm" that struck America's heartland."--Publisher's description.

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User Review  - Kirk Rappe - Goodreads

Fascinating book that wasn't as repetitive as I thought it might be. The author balances explaining the storm, contemporary forecasting knowledge, and the stories of the ships that survived and succumbed to great effect. Pretty good writer too. Read full review

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User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

The author thoroughly brings this tragic event to life not just from an historical viewpoint, but manages to explain the meteorological ingredients involved in today's terms., yet understandable to ... Read full review


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