Globe Pequot

August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm

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ISBN: 9780762761463
Publisher: Globe Pequot
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Publication Date: 2011-10-18
Number of pages: 272
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Long before "The Perfect Storm" and Hurricane Sandy, the 1935 August Gale roared Northeast. The surf raged along the New York and New Jersey shores as the gale whirled toward Newfoundland. Waves as tall as three-story houses swamped ships; monster combers broke masts in two and swept every man on deck into the raging sea. Scores of fishermen disappeared when the "divil" descended on that August evening, and one Newfoundland village would never be the same.  

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh takes readers on an unforgettable voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there. Like "The Perfect Storm," August Gale is a dramatic story of the sea and the courageous men who fished for a living. A book that you won't want to put down and a terrific choice for book clubs and gifts.

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