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Category 5 : the 1935 Labor Day hurricane

Author: Thomas Neil Knowles
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2009.
Series: Florida quincentennial books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book describes the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, the first Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States--devastating the Florida Keys. It documents the unpredictability of the storm and the failures of meteorologists to successfully track its progress. This is presented against a historical backdrop that includes a protest by World War I veterans over the building of the Overseas Highway and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Neil Knowles
ISBN: 9780813033105 0813033101 9780813061306 081306130X
OCLC Number: 254526831
Description: x, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Key West's reluctant weatherman --
Ready or not --
Rosalind and the Georges --
The veterans --
The civilians --
Friday and Saturday --
Sunday --
Labor Day : prelude --
Labor Day afternoon --
Labor Day evening --
The surge : part 1 --
The surge : part 2 --
The resurgence --
Tuesday : part 1 --
Tuesday : part 2 --
Saving the survivors --
Saving the ships --
The harvest --
Assessing the damage --
Assigning the blame --
Endings and beginnings.
Series Title: Florida quincentennial books
Other Titles: Category five
Responsibility: Thomas Neil Knowles.


In the midst of the Great Depression, a furious storm struck the Florida Keys with devastating force. With winds estimated at over 225 miles per hour, it was the first recorded Category 5 hurricane  Read more...
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A gripping account.... Winds were so strong that they tore babies from the arms of their parents. Over four hundred people lost their lives, including over two hundred veterans of World War I. It was Read more...

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by mflynne (WorldCat user published 2010-04-23) Good Permalink


If you like non-fiction stories about survival and adventure I would highly recommend the book Category 5: The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, by Thomas Neil Knowles. It is the story of the first Category 5 hurricane...
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