taken by storm 1938 a social and meteorological history of the great new england hurricane

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Taken By Storm 1938

Author : Lourdes B. Avilés
ISBN : 1878220373
Genre : History
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"On September 21, 1938 the great New England hurricane hit the shores of New York and New England unannounced. The most powerful storm of the century, it changed everything, from the landscape and its inhabitants' lives, to Red Cross and Weather Bureau protocols, to the amount of Great Depression Relief New Englanders would receive, and the resulting pace of regional economic recovery"--Provided by publisher.

Thirty Eight

Author : Stephen Long
ISBN : 9780300220889
Genre : Nature
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The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. To call it “New England’s Katrina” might be to understate its power. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Not yet spent, the hurricane then raced inland, maintaining high winds into Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest. This book is the first to investigate how the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later. The hurricane’s impact was erratic—some swaths of forest were destroyed while others nearby remained unscathed; some stricken forests retain their prehurricane character, others have been transformed. Stephen Long explores these contradictions, drawing on survivors’ vivid memories of the storm and its aftermath and on his own familiarity with New England’s forests, where he discovers clues to the storm’s legacies even now. Thirty-Eight is a gripping story of a singularly destructive hurricane. It also provides important and insightful information on how best to prepare for the inevitable next great storm.

Disasters And Tragic Events An Encyclopedia Of Catastrophes In American History 2 Volumes

Author : Mitchell Newton-Matza
ISBN : 9781610691666
Genre : History
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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

Cultural Histories Memories And Extreme Weather

Author : Georgina H. Endfield
ISBN : 9781315461434
Genre : Science
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Extreme weather events, such as droughts, strong winds and storms, flash floods and extreme heat and cold, are among the most destructive yet fascinating aspects of climate variability. Historical records and memories charting the impacts and responses to such events are a crucial component of any research that seeks to understand the nature of events that might take place in the future. Yet all such events need to be situated for their implications to be understood. This book is the first to explore the cultural contingency of extreme and unusual weather events and the ways in which they are recalled, recorded or forgotten. It illustrates how geographical context, particular physical conditions, an area’s social and economic activities and embedded cultural knowledges and infrastructures all affect community experiences of and responses to unusual weather. Contributions refer to varied methods of remembering and recording weather and how these act to curate, recycle and transmit extreme events across generations and into the future. With international case studies, from both land and sea, the book explores how and why particular weather events become inscribed into the fabric of communities and contribute to community change in different historical and cultural contexts. This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in historical and cultural geography, environmental anthropology and environmental studies.

Historical Dictionary Of New England

Author : Peter C. Holloran
ISBN : 9781538102190
Genre : History
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of New England contains a chronology, an introduction, appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, institutions, and events.

Der Zirkusbrand

Author : Stewart O'Nan
ISBN : 9783644025516
Genre : Fiction
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Der 6. Juli 1944 verhieß für die Bewohner der Stadt Hartfort in Connecticut vergnüglich zu werden. Stattdessen endet er in einer Katastrophe: 167 Menschen sterben in den Flammen des größten Zirkusbrandes der amerikanischen Geschichte. Fesselnd und einfühlsam verfolgt Stewart O’Nan die Schicksale jener Menschen, die an einem scheinbar harmlosen Sommertag losgehen, um sich unterhalten zu lassen, und mit Tod und Schrecken konfrontiert werden. «Ein grandioses Stück Literatur.» (Der Spiegel) «‹Der Zirkusbrand› liest sich spannend wie ein Abenteuerroman, da er fast fiktiv in den vielen Verflechtungen menschlicher Schicksale wirkt und philosophisch in seiner Frage, weshalb gerade an diesem Tag bestimmte Menschen zu einer bestimmten Zeit an diesem bestimmten Ort zusammenkamen.» (NDR) «‹Der Zirkusbrand› ist Journalismus im Dienste der Literatur und Literatur im Dienste der Geschichtsschreibung.» (The New York Times) «Ein großes Buch.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Die B Ume Meines Waldes

Author : Bernd Heinrich
ISBN : 3937872213
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Author : Dawn Clifton Tripp
ISBN : 3936384452
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Drei Frauen und ihre Leben an der Ostküste der USA. Ihr Schicksal ist geprägt vom Verlust geliebter Menschen und der Gewalt der Natur.

Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society

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ISBN : CHI:77620514
Genre : Meteorology
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Vor Ihren Augen Sahen Sie Gott

Author : Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN : 9783942374798
Genre : Literary Collections
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Florida 1928. In einer einzigen Nacht erzählt Janie ihrer besten Freundin Pheoby wie sie aufbrach, ein anderes Leben zu führen, den viel jüngeren Tea Cake traf, endlich das Glück fand, und was geschah, als der große Hurrikan kam ... Von ihrer Reise kehrt Janie als ein neuer Mensch zurück - und mit ihr alle, die ihre Geschichte hören. Der Klassiker aus den USA, zum 120. Geburtstag der Autorin neu übersetzt, gehört zu den schönsten, traurigsten und herzergreifendsten Liebesgeschichten, die je geschrieben wurden.

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