White Hurricane
By Brown, David G.

The riveting account of a 1913 storm that paralyzed the heart of America

Autumn gales have pursued mariners across the Great Lakes for centuries. On Friday, November 7, 1913, those gales captured their prey. After four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, freezing temperatures, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost, two dozen had been thrown ashore, 238 sailors were dead, and the city of Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history.

In White Hurricane, writer and mariner David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the events of the "perfect storm" that struck America's heartland. Interweaving human drama, mystery, and historical consequence, Brown has created a vast epic ranging over Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie and echoing down the decades.



DOI: 10.1036/007138037X

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Author Biography

David G. Brown holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License, 100 Gross Tons, with Commercial Assistance Towing and Auxiliary Sail endorsements. He has served as the captain of a high-speed ferry serving the Lake Erie islands from Port Clinton, Ohio. Brown is an instructor for North Coast Marine Services, a firm specializing in safety risk assessment, crew training and license instruction. He has also been employed as a boatbuilder and repairer, and for 17 years was a television news producer, writing and producing more than 1,500 hours of news/documentary scripts and receiving an Emmy award for his coverage of the Agent Orange story in 1979.


White Hurricane
Author(s): Brown, David G.
ISBN: 007138037X
DOI: 10.1036/007138037X

Format: hardcover, 256 pages.
Pub date: 27 Jun 2002
Copyright: 2002
$24.95 US
Product Line: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (McGraw-Hill)

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