A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

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A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm by John Dodge

A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm by John Dodge
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Overview: The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping one hundred miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than fifty thousand homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million homes. To find an equally ferocious storm of its kind, fast-forward fifty years and cross the continent to Superstorm Sandy’s 2012 attack on the East Coast. While Superstorm Sandy was predicted days in advance, the Columbus Day Storm caught ill-equipped weather forecasters by surprise.
This unrivalled West Coast windstorm fueled the Asian log export market, helped give birth to the Oregon wine industry, and influenced the 1962 World Series. It remains a cautionary tale and the Pacific Northwest benchmark for severe windstorms in this era of climate change and weather uncertainty. From its genesis in the Marshall Islands to its final hours on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the storm plowed an unparalleled path of destruction.
In A Deadly Wind, veteran journalist John Dodge tells a compelling story spiced with human drama, Cold War tension, and Pacific Northwest history. This is a must-read for the tens of thousands of storm survivors, for history buffs, and for anyone interested in the intersection of severe weather events and climate change.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Americas > United States

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USN Aircraft 1922-1962: Vol 2 by Phil H. Listemann

USN Aircraft 1922-1962: Type Designation Letter ‘A’ Pt-2 by Phil H. Listemann
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Overview: A pictorial study of the USN aircraft between 1922 and 1962. Over forty years, between 1922 and 1962, the USN and USMC used a designation system which began with biplanes and ended with jets, having been used through two major wars, WW2 and the Korean War. This system remained largely the same during that time, though it evolved with the introduction of new types and technology, and new exceptions developed as well. The purpose of this series is to explain this system using photographs. This volume contains 120 photos, many in color. This volume covers the A2D Skyshark, A3D Skywarrior, A4D Skyhawk, AF Guardian and A2F Intruder versions prior to 1962.
Genre: Non-fiction | History

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USN Aircraft 1922-1962: Vol 1 by Phil H. Listemann

USN Aircraft 1922-1962: Type Designation Letter ‘A’ Pt-1 by Phil H. Listemann
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Overview: A pictorial study of the USN aircraft between 1922 and 1962. Over forty years, between 1922 and 1962, the USN and USMC used a designation system which began with biplanes and ended with jets, having been used through two major wars, WW2 and the Korean War. This system remained largely the same during that time, though it evolved with the introduction of new types and technology, and new exceptions developed as well. The purpose of this series is to explain this system using photographs. This volume contains 126 photos, many in color, and among others, detailing all the Skyraider versions prior to 1962.
Genre: Non-fiction | History

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