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Wind to Shake the World

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ISBN-10: 193321225X

ISBN-13: 9781933212258

Edition: 2006

Authors: Everett Allen, Bull Marian

List price: $17.95
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A recent college graduat, Everett S. Allen joined the staff of the New Bedford Standard-Times in September 1938. He was assigned to the waterfront. The following day the storm of the century blew in. This is his account. The hurricane took the Northeast by surprise and by the throat. It began by gashing Long Island, then cut a swath through central New England. Hundreds died, thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged, and salt spray hit windows as far north as Montpelier. Now in paperback for the first time, one of the great storm narratives of all time returns to print.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Everett S. Allen was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1916. He moved to Martha's Vineyard when he was eight years old. After graduating from Tisbury High School, he attended Tabor Academy and MIddlebury College. He was hired as a waterfront reporter by the New Bedford Standard-Times on the day before the hurricane of 1938, which became the subject for his book A Wind to Shake the World. After enlisting in the US Navy, where he served in Europe and participated in D-Day, he returned to the Standard-Times, where he worked until his retirement in 1979. The author of seven books, Allen died in 1990.