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Great Storms of the Chesapeake

Great Storms of the Chesapeake [Kindle Edition]

David Healey

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Even before John Smith's crew weathered its first squall, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries had been ravaged by every type of storm imaginable. A 1769 hurricane altered the course of history, demolishing the shipping channels of Charlestown and making Baltimore the dominant port. A once-in-five-hundred-years storm, Tropical Storm Agnes, left more than seventy people dead and devastated the ecology of the bay. Before the blizzards of 2009 and 2010, the snowfall record was held by the combination of the Great Eastern Blizzard of 1899, which blew the water out of the bay, and the Great White Hurricane, which stranded the oyster fleet of Baltimore in feet of ice. Join author David Healey as he keeps an eye to the red horizon and chronicles the most remarkable storms to churn the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2561 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (9 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,193,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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David Healey has been a journalist, teacher and ghostwriter. He has written several historical thrillers, notably "Sharpshooter" and "Time Reich," and three non-fiction books, including "1812: Rediscovering Chesapeake Bay's Forgotten War." His articles and essays have been published in many American magazines, including American History, The Washington Times, Blue & Gray, Running Times and Maryland Life. When not writing, he enjoys running, working on his old house, and driving his family crazy by pulling over to the side of the road to read historical markers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Bay! 15 Jan 2013
By Judie Kisly - Published on
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I gave it as a gift, to someone who has read many books about the Chesapeake Bay. He said it was great and couldnt put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Tidal Wave of Terrific Information 18 Sep 2012
By Word - Published on
GREAT STORMS OF THE CHESAPEAKE is the perfect book for anyone with an interest in Chesapeake Bay history, extreme weather, and/or compelling true stories. Healey is a gifted writer of nonfiction and fiction, and this latest offering will not disappoint his fans. I plan to stock up on this book for birthday and Christmas gifts for friends and family who live in the Delmarva region.
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and researched. I rode out most of ... 6 July 2014
By Kenneth A. Marton - Published on
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Well written and researched. I rode out most of the Bay storms mentioned from Hazel to Sandy. Including several Atlantic hurricanes while in the Navy. Descriptions of the storms are accurate. Brought back interesting memories.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 20 Sep 2013
By Margaret Tongue - Published on
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I had read a small article about the storm that cut the inlet in Ocean City MD. This book was referenced and I decided to buy a copy. I am having so much fun reading the history of this area and the storm that affected it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift 7 April 2013
By Melissa Meinke - Published on
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This book was the perfect book as a birthday present ... for my father-in-law who grew up on the Chesapeake
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