AUGUSTA – Historian

, author of “Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy” will give a talk at Lithgow Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Copies of “Superstorm” will be available for purchase and signing at the event, which is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library’s Reading Room.

Miles is a professor of environmental writing at Unity College. The Belfast resident is also the author of “All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship,” and “Adventures with Ari.”

“Superstorm” is the first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed.

Initially a tropical storm, Sandy grew into a hybrid monster. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do. In “Superstorm,” journalist Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service.

Lithgow Library is at 45 Winthrop Street. For more information, call 207-626-2415 or visit

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