Manchester, Connecticut

Wild Weather

Since the advent of the Weather Channel, we have all become more attuned to weather and it's watching has become another national pastime. The following is a list of books which will give a more in-depth view of "storms of the century". As always, all of these books are available at the Manchester Public Library.

Dispatches From the Edge: a memoir of war, disasters and survival
Anderson Cooper (B Cooper & CD)

The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Douglas Brinkley (976.3)

The Great Hurricane of 1938
Cherie Burns (974.721 & CD)

Sudden Sea: the Great Hurricane of 1938
R. A. Scotti (363.34922)

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the near death of a great American city
Jed Horne (976.3)

Extreme Weather: a guide and record book
Christopher Burt (551.5)

Earth Shock: hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes and other forces of nature
Andrew Robinson (550 Q)

F5: devastation, survival and the most violent tornado outbreak of the 20th century
Mark Levine (551.553)

Storm Warning: the story of a killer tornado
Nancy Mathis (363.3492)

Extreme Waves
Craig B. Smith (551.463)

The Coming Storm: extreme weather and our terrifying future
Bob Reiss (551.55)

El Nino: unlocking the secrets of the master weather maker
J. Madeline Nash (551.6)

The Worst Hard Time: the untold story of the Great American Dust Bowl
Timothy Egan (978.032 & CD)

Wave of Destruction: the stories of the four families and history’s deadliest tsunami
Erich Krauss (959.3044)

In the Heart of the Sea: the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick (910.9164)

Ten Hours Until Dawn: the true story of heroism and tragedy aboard the Can Do
Mike Tougias (974.4)

The Blizzard of ’88
Mary Cable (551.555)

Blizzard! the great storm of ’88
Judd Caplovich (363.3492 Q)

Adventures, Blizzards and Coastal Calamities
Edward Rowe Snow (974)

The Perfect Storm: a true story of men against the sea
Sebastian Junger (974.45)

“The Troubled Roar of the Waters” Vermont in flood and recovery 1927-1931
Deborah Pickman Clifford (974.3042)

Greater Boston’s Blizzard of 1978
Alan R. Earls (974.46)

The Winds of Change: climate, weather and the destruction of civilizations
Eugene Linden (551.609)

Isaac’s Storm: a man, a time and the deadliest hurricane in history
Erik Larson (976.4139 & CD)

The Johnstown Flood
David McCullough (974.877 & CD)

Krakatoa: the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Simon Winchester (959.8 & CD)

Dark Tide: the great molasses flood of 1919
Stephen Puleo (363.1196)
updated 10/2010