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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 first and still the best account of the devastating hurricane of 1938.
Allen has gathered first-hand accounts of survivors from South Jersey, Boston, Rhode Island, and especially Long Island and Cape Cod where the blow hit hardest (top winds were clocked at 186 mph). His vivid description of the mellow September day that turned yellow and then sea-green with 40-foot waves is more heartfelt than all the disaster movies ever made. -Kirkus Reviews