Sudden Sea by R.A. Scotti
The Great Hurricane of 1938

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The massive destruction wreaked by the Hurricane of 1938 dwarfed that of the Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the Mississippi floods of 1927, making the storm the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Now, R.A. Scotti tells the story.

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R. A. ScotiB is the author of four novels and two previous nonfiction books, most recently the bestselling "Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938,
Published December 2, 2008 by Back Bay Books. 277 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Former journalist and mystery novelist Scotti successfully applies her skills in both genres to this detailed retelling of the 1938 hurricane that ripped across seven Northeastern states and killed 682 people, "the most destructive natural disaster in U.S. history—worse than the San Francisco ear...

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One junior member of the Bureau suggested that there was a trough of low pressure along the northeast coast of the US which might allow the storm to travel through New England, but he was ordered not to alarm the residents since he was probably wrong.

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Using a variety of sources, she paints a picture that allows readers to see the devastation wreaked on Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts by a surging fifty-foot wall of ocean water and winds: Trees are uprooted;

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