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A Deadly Wind

The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

John Dodge (author)

ISBN: 9780870719288

Publication Date: Dec 2018

Format: Paperback

Provides an account of the most powerful non-tropical windstorm to ever strike the west coast of North America: the Columbus Day Storm of October 12, 1962, which ploughed a path of destruction from the Bay Area to British Columbia. John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, while drawing connections to climate science and more contemporary calamities, such as Superstorm Sandy.
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A Deadly Wind is a deeply researched historical account of the most powerful non-tropical windstorm to ever strike the West Coast: The Columbus Day Storm of October 12, 1962, which plowed a path of destruction from the Bay Area to British Columbia. Veteran journalist John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, while drawing connections to climate science and more contemporary calamities, such as Superstorm Sandy.
Illustrations 22 black & white photographs, map infographic
Pages 288
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2018
Publisher Oregon State University Press
Subject/s Regional & national history   Social theory   Pollution & threats to the environment   Meteorology & climatology  
John Dodge was a columnist, editorial page writer and investigative reporter for the Olympian before retiring in 2015 after an award-winning journalism career spanning 40 years. Dodge is a veteran of natural disaster reporting, including the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, the 1989 Bay Area earthquake, the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, and numerous damaging windstorms and floods. He experienced the Columbus Day Storm as a young teenager and wrote about the storm at its 25th, 40th and 50th anniversaries. He lives in Olympia, Washington.

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