Author Event: A Deadly Wind By John Dodge


A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm is a non-fiction account of the strongest windstorm in West Coast recorded history. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than 50,000 homes and leveled enough trees to build a million homes. The unrivalled cyclone gave birth to the Asian log export market and the Oregon wine industry. In A Deadly Wind, veteran journalist John Dodge weaves a compelling story spiced with human drama, Cold War implications, Pacific Northwest history and the science of severe weather. This best-selling book was published by Oregon State University press in October 2018.

About the author: John Dodge was a columnist, editorial page writer and investigative reporter for The Olympian prior to retiring in 2015 from an award-winning career that spanned 40 years. He and his wife, Barbara Digman live in the Olympia area and enjoy gardening, bird-watching, hiking, reading and traveling.


Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
900 NW Mt Washington Dr
Suite 110
Bend, OR 97703
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ISBN: 9780870719288
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Published: Oregon State University Press - October 12th, 2018