Sudden Sea

The Great Hurricane of 1938

by R.A. Scotti

A "gripping...thrilling tale" (New York Times) of the extraordinary human drama that unfolded during the Hurricane of 1938.

The massive destruction wreaked by the Hurricane of 1938 dwarfed that of the Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the Mississippi floods of 1927, making the storm the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Now, R.A. Scotti tells the story.

This spellbinding narrative, focusing on the extraordinary human drama that unfolded as an unlikely alignment of meteorological conditions conspired to bring a deadly tropical cyclone to the Northeast in the summer of 1938, summons back the most ferocious storm ever to hit the East Coast. It was a natural disaster so intense that it indelibly marked not only the lives of families across seven states but also the land itself, requiring the entire coastline map of New England to be redrawn

  • Little, Brown and Company; December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780316054782
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Sudden Sea
  • Author: R.A. Scotti
  • Imprint: Back Bay Books

In The Press

"Excellent . . . written in a dramatic but accessible tone...Like Isaac's Storm, this tale probes humanity's fascinated fear of the volatile mix of wind and water."
USA Today