Review of Superstorm

Super Storm, Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy, by Kathryn Miles, is a gripping account of how various people—from the weather forecasters to the politicos to the unfortunate victims—dealt with a storm unlike any previously seen. As the title suggests, it is organized into day-by-day chapters, with well-researched and documented accounts of the various players within, cleverly separated by charts of the weather conditions where the vignettes took place. Despite the complexities of the meteorological detail necessary in such an endeavor, the book is an easy read. Read Super Storm and you’ll become a more enlightened viewer of The Weather Channel. And you’ll never go to sea when a hurricane's afoot.

Bill Gloede