• Fiction

Storm of the Century

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067103264X
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 480
Complemented by an author introduction, the screenplay for a six-hour television miniseries follows the residents of Little Tall Island as they prepare to cope with both a dangerous storm and an mysteriously evil force

    • History

The Storm of the Century

Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
Author: Al Roker
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062364677
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 8835
In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. No race or class was spared its wrath. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. Blending an unforgettable cast of characters, accessible weather science, and deep historical research into a sweeping and dramatic narrative, The Storm of the Century brings this legendary hurricane and its aftermath into fresh focus. No other natural disaster has ever matched the havoc caused by the awesome mix of winds, rain, and flooding that devastated Galveston and shocked a young, optimistic nation on the cusp of modernity. Exploring the impact of the tragedy on a rising country’s confidence—the trauma of the loss and the determination of the response—Al Roker illuminates the United States’s character at the dawn of the “American Century,” while also underlining the fact that no matter how mighty they may become, all nations must respect the ferocious potential of our natural environment.

    • History

Storm of the Century

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
Author: Willie Drye
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 9780792241034
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 4389
On Labor Day Weekend, 1935, America took a body blow. Already reeling from the Great Depression, the battered nation was just starting to get back on its feet when nature delivered a knockout punch: the greatest hurricane ever recorded on our shores. This nameless, violent killer blasted buildings to smithereens with 200-mile-an-hour winds and a raging storm surge that overwhelmed everything in its path. The wonder is not that so many died in the Florida Keys, but that anyone survived at all.

    • History

Storm of the Century

New England's Great Blizzard of 1978
Author: Christopher J. Haraden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972784504
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 9362
The record-setting storm's impact on the area is explored through first-hand accounts from survivors, relief workers and former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, among others.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Storm of the Century

A Hurricane Katrina Story
Author: Stephanie True Peters,Jesus Aburto,Jorge Maese
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1434211649
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 49
View: 1420
As Hurricane Katrina threatens New Orleans, fourteen-year-old Ricky Thompson and his family try to flee the city, but, because traffic is backed up for miles, they have to take shelter inside the Superdome.

    • Nature

Hurricane Hazel

Canada's Storm of the Century
Author: Jim Gifford
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459712595
Category: Nature
Page: 104
View: 4485
On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel battered southern Ontario, leaving in its wake a terrible toll: thousands homeless, million in property damage, and, worst of all, 81 people dead. Hazel destroyed bridges, submerged towns, and drowned unsuspecting Ontarians in their homes and cars. Raymore Drive in Weston was decimated when the Humber River swelled by eight feet, taking the lives of 32 residents in only one hour. In Etobicoke, five volunteer firemen drowned while trying to reach marooned motorists. Towns and villages from Toronto north to Timmins felt Hazel’s fury. After the storm, people walked the now-surreal streets of their towns: cars upside-down and wrapped in power lines, iceboxes and dead cows hanging from trees, houses flattened, toys and furniture floating down the street. On the 50th anniversary of the storm, Jim Gifford has captured that fatal night in the voices of those who survived it, from residents who lived along the surging Humber River to a policeman who rescued families from their rooftops to firemen and Boy Scouts who searched for victims along the riverbanks. Including more than 100 never-before-published photographs, Hurricane Hazel: Canada’s Storm of the Century documents one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history.

    • History

Storm of the Century

The Regina Tornado of 1912
Author: Sandra Bingaman
Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 9780889772489
Category: History
Page: 118
View: 5096
In Storm of the Century: The Regina Tornado of 1912, author Sandra Bingaman recounts one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history--the rare F4 tornado that obliterated a broad swatch of Regina, Saskatchewan 100 years ago. With wind speeds up to 400 kilometres per hour, the death dance of the Great Regina Cyclone changed lives, and the city, forever. It remains the worst tornado in the nation to date, both in terms of lives lost and property damanged. Skillfully mixing riveting narrative with dozens of compelling, historical photographs, Bingaman brings this tragic event back to life. Many fictionalized accounts of the tornado exist but this is the first complete account of the devastation and loss. An important addition to Regina's recorded history and published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the storm, Storm of the Century will serve as an important testament to the heroic rebuilding of our city.

    • History

Lunatic Wind

Surviving the Storm of the Century
Author: William Price Fox
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 197
View: 4319
A report on the night Hurricane Hugo slammed into the South Carolina coast includes commentary from the people caught in the storm and narrative accounts of the history, lore, and local color of Charleston.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Storm of the Century


Author: Kimberly Weinberger,Bill Jankowski
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780439419116
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 7618
A big snowstorm has hit the U.S.A. and the Rescue Heroes are ready to get to work, especially Billy Blazes because his dad has been caught in the storm and needs help. Original.

    • History

Isaac's Storm

A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307874095
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 6510
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

Besco, Storm of the Century

A Novel by Rebecca Mcnutt
Author: R. M. Mcnutt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781489556790
Category: Fiction
Page: 138
View: 7355
“I've been hearing strange noises from Resident Technologies at night, you know.” Tammy admitted with a sudden wide-eyed stare. “Noises, like what kind?” Ida gasped. The old lady with the pink poodle waved cheerfully to them, and they innocently waved back, trying not to look strange.“I hear what sounds like a huge electric motor going, and I hear voices coming from inside the fence, saying, 'can't this thing go any faster? Somebody's going to trace this back to this town and there won't be a soul left by the time the world breaks down!' I hate it, it's creepy.” Tammy shuddered, eating the last of her Popsicle. Tammy sadly was unlucky enough to live right next to Resident Technologies, in a redneck trailer park, which she didn't fit in with at all. “…I don't like the sound of that.” Ida sighed fearfully. How come the world seems just fine when there's evil hidden in plain sight?”“That's crazy talk, Ida!” Tammy snapped harshly. “Look, everything will be fine! Maybe we're just imagining it.”“Tammy, I just don't know… what's crazier, that Resident Technologies is causing the monster storm, or that my father knows the Sydney Tar Ponds as some kind of holographic-like representation, or that there's some criminal out there right now blowing up large corporations across North America?”

    • Biography & Autobiography

Storm of Steel

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Ernst Junger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666536
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 7512
The memoir widely viewed as the best account ever written of fighting in WW1 A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict but—more importantly—as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Jünger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the war’s end, Storm of Steel was a worldwide bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmann’s brilliant new translation. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea


Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393337014
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 233
View: 6743
A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Galveston's Summer of the Storm


Author: Julie Lake
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875652726
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 158
View: 1576
A fourteen-year-old girl from Austin spends the summer of 1900 at her grandmother's home in Galveston and is caught in the Great Hurricane of September 8, 1900.

    • Fiction

Dolores Claiborne


Author: Stephen King
Publisher:
ISBN: 6050465630
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 7912
Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell. But not quite what the police had expected. Dolores Claiborne has a confession to make... She will take her time. Won’t be hurried. Will do it her way, sparing neither details nor feelings. Hers or anyone else’s. This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Truth that takes you to the edge of darkness. Dolores Claiborne has a story to tell and you’d better pay attention – or else.