Category 5: The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane

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University Press of Florida, 2009 - History - 350 pages
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In the midst of the Great Depression, a furious storm struck the Florida Keys with devastating force. With winds estimated at over 225 miles per hour, it was the first recorded category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the US. This title provides an account of the first category 5 storm to strike the US.

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User Review  - Shaunna - Goodreads

Biased opinion because of the topic, otherwise probably would have been 3 stars. :) Very informational, you could tell a lot of research was done. It was hard to keep every family straight because ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pancha - Goodreads

Just not very interesting. Try Isaac's Storm for a page-turner on a similar event. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Key Wests Reluctant Weatherman
5
Ready or Not
15
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Thomas Neil Knowles is a retired college administrator who served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1969. Born and raised in Key West, he writes frequently on the history of the Florida Keys.

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