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"Engaging stories and good data about bad weather, all with the long view in mind. Fraser's book is a fine primer to lowcountry hurricanes."--Mart A. Stewart, author of "What Nature Suffers to Groe": Life, Labor, and Landscape on the Georgia Coast, 1680-1920


"Fraser has assembled an intriguing record of lowcountry hurricane history. It serves as a reminder of how vulnerable our coastal communities really are."--Jay Barnes, author of Florida's Hurricane History and North Carolina's Hurricane History


"After reading Fraser's exhaustive study of low country hurricanes, one cannot be helped but to be impressed by the destruction these storms have wrought. This is a must read for anyone who wishes to understand how hurricanes have helped to shape the culture and history of the region. More importantly, his work is warning of future human misery that will be caused along the Georgia and South Carolina coast unless we prepare with due respect for the power of these monsters."--David Emory Stooksbury, Georgia State Climatologist and Associate Professor Engineering and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia


"Fraser's thorough, well-researched history . . . chronicles the damage [and] the human toll, wrought by more than eighty storms."--Savannah Morning News


"A useful history explaining why weather has played a critical role in defining a region . . . [Fraser] shines in his detailed descriptions of key hurricanes. Events, like the 1822 hurricane, read as intriguing narratives to describe the devastation that such powerful natural disasters could produce. . . . This book contributes to our understanding of development ethics in the twenty-first century and a broader interpretation of natural disasters' impact on society.”--H-Net


"A thorough and useful chronicle of tropical storms recorded along the Atlantic, 'Lowcountry' coast of Georgia and South Carolina since the latter decades of the seventeenth century. . . . Lowcountry Hurricanes is also just a plain old good read and will have appeal to anyone interested in the fascinating place of weather and climate in the region’s cultural history."--Southeastern Geographer


"Fraser brings the unique perspective of viewing hurricane events and impacts as a historian, particularly in relation to environmental history. . . . The book clearly connects how hurricanes affect the landscape with how they impact people, with references to many prominent people in Georgia and South Carolina history.”--Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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Walter J. Fraser Jr. is professor emeritus in the Department of History at Georgia Southern University. His many books include Savannah in the Old South and Lowcountry Hurricanes (both Georgia), Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Georgia in the Civil War, and Charleston! Charleston!
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  • Series: A Wormsloe Foundation Publication
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: A Wormsloe Foundation Publication; First Edition edition (September 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820328669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820328669
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
LOWCOUNTRY HURRICANES: TREE CENTURIES OF STORMS AT SEA AND ASHORE offers a fine illustrated history of how hurricanes have changed lives and landscapes along the Georgia-South Carolina seaboard. From the first documented storm in 1686 to modern times, this provides a fine survey any library strong in either U.S. weather or regional Southern history will find intriguing.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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Format: Paperback
Terrific book, well written, contains most hurricanes if not all of the big ones in chronological order from the time of columbus, thru the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries ending at the present. Last storm included was Gaston. The book goes into fine detail and concentrates its accounts to the coastal south carolina and coastal georgia areas. This book is for anyone who wants to know every hurricane that has hit the coastal GA and SC areas. WELL DONE! One of my favorite.
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Interesting book on the hurricane history of Georgia and South Carolina. Easy to read and non-technical book with a focus on the effects of the big storms on the land and on individuals.
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