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Storm Of The Century

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780671032647
Genre : Fiction
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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

The Flash And The Storm Of The Century

Author : Michael Anthony Steele
ISBN : 9781496597915
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Weather Wizard unleashes the fury of his giant weather wand to extort money from the citizens of Central City, The Flash must outrun lightning to stop him.

Storm Of The Century

Author : Stephanie True Peters
ISBN : 9781434211644
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.

Storm Of The Century

Author : Sandra Bingaman
ISBN : 0889772487
Genre : History
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With wind speeds of 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 damaged. Skillfully mixing riveting narrative with dozens of compelling, historical photographs, Bingaman brings this tragic event back to life.

The Storm Of The Century

Author : Asen Doychev
ISBN : 1656681250
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The Patriarch - the champion, dominating the chess world, a living legend, and the adventurous Magician - a pure genius, engage in one of the most elegant and beautiful displays of intelligence and character - a game of chess. They play for the World Title - a title the Patriarch has been holding for eternity. As the game gradually unfolds, the Patriarch, playing White, is about to get the upper hand. Then suddenly, in a flash of magic, the black pieces ignite an epic attack, later to go down in history as The Storm of The Century. The previously weak black d-pawn takes center stage and marches toward the far row, threatening to become Queen...Based on a true story - game 6 of the first World Chess Championship match between Mikhail Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal, the book interprets the black pieces' feelings, thoughts, aspirations, and fears, as narrated by the heroic black d-pawn. By reading the book, a young player can learn what each piece craves for, its strengths and weaknesses, what is the best place for it, and how to assess the position, while having fun along the way.

Storm Of The Century

Author : Christopher J. Haraden
ISBN : 0972784500
Genre : History
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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.

Storm Of The Century

Author : Willie Drye
ISBN : 9781493037988
Genre : History
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In 1934, hundreds of jobless World War I veterans were sent to the remote Florida Keys to build a highway from Miami to Key West. The Roosevelt Administration was making a genuine effort to help these down-and-out vets, many of whom suffered from what is known today as post-traumatic stress disorder. But the attempt to help them turned into a tragedy. The supervisors in charge of the veterans misunderstood the danger posed by hurricanes in the low-lying Florida Keys. In late August 1935, a small, stealthy tropical storm crossed the Bahamas, causing little damage. When it entered the Straits of Florida, however, it exploded into one of the most powerful hurricanes on record. But US Weather Bureau forecasters could only guess at its exact position, and their calculations were well off the mark. The hurricane that struck the Upper Florida Keys on the evening of September 2, 1935 is still the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the US. Supervisors waited too long to call for an evacuation train from Miami to move the vets out of harm’s way. The train was slammed by the storm surge soon after it reached Islamorada. Only the 160-ton locomotive was left upright on the tracks. About 400 veterans were left unprotected in flimsy work camps. Around 260 of them were killed. This is their story, with newly discovered photos and stories of some of the heroes of the Labor Day 1935 calamity.

The Storm Of The Century

Author : Al Roker
ISBN : 9780062364678
Genre : History
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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.

Cruising Guide To Florida S Big Bend

Author : Rhodes, Capt. Rick
ISBN : 1455603163
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Explores the waterways of four major rivers and the adjacent Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Hazel

Author : Jim Gifford
ISBN : 9781459712591
Genre : Nature
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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.

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