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With His Powerful And Intriguing Narrative Style, Newbery Honor Book Author Jim Murphy Tells The Harrowing Story Of The Blizzard Of Available For The First Time In Paperback Snow Began Falling Over New York City On March , All Around Town, People Struggled Along Slippery Streets And Sidewalks Some Seeking The Warmth Of Their Homes, Some To Get To Work Or To Care For The Less Fortunate, And Some To Experience What They Assumed Would Be The Last Little Snowfall Of One Of The Warmest Winters On Record What No One Realized Was That In A Very Few Hours, The Wind And Snow Would Bury The City In Nearly Inches Of Snow And Bring It To A Ferocious Standstill excellent book At the start of 2015, Bostonians braced for back to back nor easters The storms dumped almost 50 of snow in two days News coverage of our record breaking snowfall of 2015 mentioned the Blizzard of 1888 with its nearly 60 , which is how I came to read this excellent book Author Jim Murphy focuses on New York City not Boston in his riveting story of a region brought to its knees by the three days and nights of hurricane force winds and unrelenting snow Still, the Snowpocalyse of 127 years ago is a gripping read in the hands of this master storyteller who also wrote The Great Fire Like in his other works, Murphy is generous with his illustrations many of the drawings and photographs are from the author s personal collection indicating his level of interest in his subject The weather maps also help explain how the storm developed so quickly and covered such a wide area extending from the Carolinas all the way up the coast to Maine At only 124 pages, Murphy s story moves as fast as the storm did His writing gift is to put you in the moment through his narration, his graphics, and his telling little details Mark Twain got stranded at a NYC hotel Seriously, I was shivering as I read some passages I highly recommend this book to weather buffs and history aficionados. Had to read for a summer project Very interesting My daughter loves anything dealing with the 1600 1800 s.