Books: Big Wind

THE HURRICANE—Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall—Little, Brown ($2.50).

In the South Seas there is no commuting to the office, no zero weather, not one house-to-house salesman. But there are hurricanes. And even in Miami they will tell you that a hurricane is no joke. If you live on an atoll, its highest point a few feet above the water, a hurricane may well be the end of your world. Authors Nordhoff & Hall, who for the last 16 years have lived in the South Seas as exiles from civilization, write about a hurricane...

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