Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster by Maura HanrahanTsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster by Maura Hanrahan

Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster

byMaura Hanrahan

Paperback | August 23, 2004

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Twenty-seven dead. Staggering property losses.<_o3a_p>

Triggered by an offshore earthquake on the Grand Banks, a tsunami unleashed its fury on the coastline of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, killing twenty-seven people and destroying homes and fishing premises in fifty outports.<_o3a_p>

Here is the dramatic, incredible story of the South Coast Disaster of 1929, the superhuman efforts of Nurse Dorothy Cherry to save the sick and dying, and Magistrate Malcolm Hollett's tireless campaign to rebuild shattered lives and devastated communities.
Maura Hanrahan is the award-winning author of nine books, including The Alphabet Fleet: The Pride of the Newfoundland Coastal Service, Domino: The Eskimo Coast Disaster, Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave Disaster-a Canadian Bestseller-and the East Coast favourite, The Doryman. She works as an independent anthropologist on Aboriginal...
Title:Tsunami: The Newfoundland Tidal Wave DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:229 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:August 23, 2004Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894463633

ISBN - 13:9781894463638

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written informative This was a well well written account of Canadian history that I don't remember being taught in school and should have been taught. It was one of those books that did not lose your interest as many tend to.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Newfoundland Tsunami 1929 Very interesting, great book.
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! My Mom's parents were born and raised on the Burin Pennisula and they could remember vividly when the Tsunami struck, People there had never seen anything like it and they never saw anything like it since either. When the tsunami hit Japan a month ago I rememembered this book so I looked it up to check it out and it was an excellent read.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Envisioning This was a very touching and envisioning read. It portrayed the horrific wave of destruction that snatched the lives of men, women and children unmercilessly and yet the inner strength of these people drove them to pick up and rebuild their lives despite the devistating termoil, shock and heartache. The unrelenting support from nearby communities was overwhelming and one paticular nurse left a deep impression on me. She worked tirelessly, unselfishly and with such determination for the benefit of others with no concern for her own well-being. This book was brilliantly written and really took you to the centre of the heartache, pain and unfailing strength of the people of Newfoundland in 1929. Outstanding.
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