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The Night of the Big Wind

by Peter Carr

[from the back cover] "The day began well enough... The children were out enjoying the snow. Indoors all was flutter and bustle, for this was Little Christmas, and everyone was looking forward to the evening's festivities. At about three o'clock in the afternoon, however, it became almost unnaturally calm--so calm that voices floated between farmhouses more than a mile apart. The temperature soared, until by evening the heat had become sickly. Something strange was happening. No-one knew exactly what. Maybe it was just as well. For what followed was a nightmare. What followed was the most terrifying night of their lives ..." The book contains newspaper articles, excerpts from letters and other source material from the time of the storm organized in alphabetical order by city and town. A reader with an interest in the impact from a specific locale can easily look it up. The 246 notes are included after the main text along with a list of article and book sources and an index. Finally other books available from the publisher are described.

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