Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States

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Blue Diamond Books, Jan 1, 2007 - Nature - 399 pages
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This in-depth reference offers the first book-length examination of the region's four-hundred-year recorded hurricane history. Written for a general audience, it includes chronological profiles of the region's significant hurricanes, stressing the experiences of those who have endured nature's worst. Within are unforgettable encounters gleaned from articles, books, journals, and interviews. Focus states include Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, but adjacent areas are not neglected. And the stories are of universal interest.
  

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Contents

The Great Gust 36 1891 92
36
Franklins Storm 37 1893 August
95
Great Coastal Hurricane of 1785 47 1896 October
108
Great Coastal Hurricane of 1806 54 1903 September
118
Saxbys Gale 64 1928 August
132
September 72 1933 September
140
Great October Gale 73 1934 Morro Castle Storm
148
1939
170
lone
221
Esther
229
Doria
252
Eloise
272
Gloria
280
Hugo
286
Great Thanksgiving Storm
330
The Perfect Storm
343

1942
180
1945
195
Connie
211
An Overview 6 APPENDICES
362
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Rick Schwartz lives in Springfield, Va., and is a graduate of Salisbury University in Maryland. After waiting four decades for a book like this, he wrote it himself. Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States is a product of six years of tireless research, hunting for anecdotes,conducting interviews and visiting myriad libraries. The result: Residents of the Mid-Atlantic have a hurricane book that they can call their own.

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