•        Hurricane Sandy "Big Ones" of the past 400 years. They are all here. Hurricane Sandy needn't have
    come as a shock. Meet her ancestors.

  •         Unique content and many never before published photographs of hurricane damage, a valuable
    collection. Read about significant tropical cyclones dating back to Jamestown.  Short separate
    sections enable busy readers a chance to enjoy stories as time and interest allow.

  •        Ideas that improve safety or protect property, developed from better knowledge about hurricane
    history, make this a bargain.

Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States is written for a general audience and is non-technical. The book
describes the characteristics, patterns, quirks and dangers of Mid-Atlantic hurricanes. It discusses lessons
learned and the challenges ahead. Here, for the first time, is a window to the region's  hurricane past and a
meteorological crystal ball to its future.

The book focuses on Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Information about storms
and stories of universal interest make the work appropriate for anyone interested in the important
hurricanes of the United States.

Hardcover with an 8.5 X 11 inch format. 400+ pages. 200+ black and white photos. View a unique collection
of hurricane photographs from the Middle Atlantic states. Track maps assist with comprehension.

Only 100 copies remain as of December 2013!




          
              Mid-Atlantic Hurricanes offers insight into the patterns and characteristics of the region's tropical
    cyclones. You won't find many of these "Mid-Atlantic discoveries" in other weather books.

           Hurricane Perspective is a periodic column written by Rick Schwartz, author of Hurricanes and the
    Middle Atlantic States. The current topic is entitled, "Hurricanes: Believe It Or Not; Quirks, Oddities and Strange
    Occurrences." Also, a section discusses key 2014 hurricane anniversaries.

            Delaware,  Maryland,  New Jersey,  New York City,  North Carolina,  Pennsylvania and
    Virginia have their own pages. Each page provides a chronological sampling of notable storms.        

            The Press Page offers information for the media. Although forecasters are predicting fewer hurricanes than
    usual this year, hurricane history strongly suggests that the East Coast remains at above average risk. Hurricane
    Arthur may be just the beginning. The current press releases are entitled, "Climate Change Is Impacting
    Hurricanes Visiting the Mid-Atlantic Region," and "The 2014 Hurricane Season Should Be Active Along the East
    Coast."
Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States is available from the following booksellers:

News Center gift shop, Ocean City, Md.  (410-213-1440)

News Center gift shop, Easton, Md.  (410-822-7212)

Calvert County (Md.) Historical Society Gift Shop

Reedville Fishermen's Museum (Va.)

Colonial Beach Historical Society Museum (Va.)

Calvert Marine Museum (Md.)

Barnes and Noble

(Bookstore inquiries are welcome. 571-245-0318)
What They're Saying ...

           "(This) is an enjoyable and useful volume, filled with accounts of hurricanes and nor'easters that ravaged the
    Middle Atlantic states...  ...For those living and teaching in these states, and anyone interested in comparing
    storm impacts from region to region, this is a must-have book." Michael Passow, former president of the Earth
    Science Teachers' Association, appearing in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

            "The book is abundantly illustrated with an amazing number of black and white photographs, track maps,
    and rainfall maps...  ...All in all, this is an enjoyably presented, informative, and useful book. It details in a well-
    written and personal manner the historical hurricane activity of a critical region of the United States." Randy
    Cerveny, author of several weather books, appearing in Weatherwise magazine

            "For anybody who likes to learn about weather and is interested in hurricanes, this is a great book to have,"
    Bob Ryan, former chief meteorologist, NBC 4, and current meteorologist on WJLA, ABC 7, Washington, D.C.

            "...The wealth of primary sources (photographs, interviews, maps, diaries, letters, and newspaper articles)
    makes it a valuable reference work, as well as a fascinating read for weather enthusiasts." Science Books and
    Films (reviews), American Association for the Advancement of Science

            "Schwartz is a storyteller, and the accounts of specific events are told in a lively and compelling manner.
    The value of this book lies in its ability to inspire readers with no background in the subject to become interested
    in how these natural disasters have affected a portion of the East Coast.  ... Summing Up: Recommended.
    General readers.  L.S. Zipp, Choice Magazine

           "The book first appeared on store shelves late last summer but is a must-read for weather watchers now that
    another hurricane season is upon us.  ... From now on, it will be a well-used reference work in my library." Donnie
    Johnston, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
To order Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States:

Send a check or money order for $21.95, postpaid.
(Internet special: The regular price is $32.95.)
Make checks payable to Rick Schwartz.
Mail to: 6516 China Grove Ct., Alexandria, VA 22310
Or pay by credit or debit card through PayPal.
(Author signed upon request.)
Tropical Cyclones of 2014

Arthur, Bertha,Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine,
Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred

           Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States is the first book that examines this region's
    surprising and extensive hurricane history. It features:

           This is the site for historical Mid-Atlantic regional hurricane information, analysis and
    perspective. It is based on Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States, the first book to focus on
    the topic. The following sections are featured:
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Fall 2014
The author of Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States will give a presentation at the following locations:

Salisbury University        April 21        Salisbury, Maryland

Alexandria Historical Society     September 24     Alexandria, Virginia

Contact Rick Schwartz at
ricschwartz@yahoo.com if interested in hosting a talk on local hurricane history.
Presentation Schedule for 2014