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A Wind to Shake the World

Allen, Everett S.

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ISBN 10: 0316034266 / ISBN 13: 9780316034265
Published by Little Brown, Boston, 1976
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. The story of the 1938 hurricane. The DJ is price clipped. No internal writing or marks. Includes B&W photos. The DJ has edgewear and minor chips. The hurricane of 1938 hit on the author's first day of reporting for the New Bedford Standard Times newspaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018152

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Title: A Wind to Shake the World

Publisher: Little Brown, Boston

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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The author relives his first day as a reporter for the New Bedford Standard Times when thousands of people from Boston to southern New Jersey experienced the ferocity and destructiveness of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. Bibliogs

About the Author:

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.

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