The Blizzard of '78
New England was knocked to its knees on February 6th and 7th, 1978 by the incredible snow and wind referred to locally as "The Worst Storm of the Century!" Author Michael Tougias combines stunning photographs with riveting text to reawaken our communal memories of the event dubbed "The Blizzard of '78." Tougias first chronicles the period before the storm, then follows it through its progression, as it caused commuter nightmares and wreaked devastation. From Cape Cod to Conecticut, from Rhode Island to Route 128, Tougias explains how people survived the storm by spending more than 48 hours in their cars, and how coastal homes were torn from their foundations and smashed to smithereens by the viscous surf.
The book records the brighter sides of the blizzard too, including neighborhood parties cross-country skiing down abandoned highways, and the many ways that people pitched in to help total strangers. Intriguing analysis also compares The Blizzard of '78 with The Great Blizzard of 1888.
Tougias' book will be cherished by anyone who survived the Blizzard of '78, as well as by those of us who have been spellbound by its legend.
About the Author
Michael Tougias is the author of 15 books, including "Quabbin: A History & Explorer's Guide" and a new humor book abou this adventures at this Vermont cabin, "There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse."
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