Over 200 photographs by 54 photographers from nine newspapers capture the beauty and devastation of the ice storm of 1998.
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||11.89(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.76(d)|
About the Author
Mark Abley was born in England and grew up in western Canada. A Rhodes scholar at Oxford, he has been a books columnist at the Montreal Gazette and winner of a National Newspaper Award for critical writing. He continues to work at the Gazette as a features writer. In addition to the text for the best-selling photographic book The Ice Storm (1998), he has written two books of poetry, one travel book (Beyond Forget: Rediscovering the Prairies, 1986), and the text for Ottmar Bierwagen’s photographic book Heartland (1989). He lives with his wife and two daughters in Pointe Claire, Quebec.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ice Storm: An Historic Record in Photographs of January 1998 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The 1998 ice storm that attacked Eastern Canada and North-East United States caused millions of dollars in damages especially to the electrical distribution system. 1000 hydro towers collapsed plus 24,000 wooden poles down made for weeks of no electricity for 1000's of people. It did bring out the best in people as there were many stories of individuals helping complete strangers with food and shelter.
This was the Mother of all the storms I have lived through in Jefferson County New York, Jan the 8th, 1998. This book will bring me back to how we survived the storm with the help of our good neighbors, The Freemans.