Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history--and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devestating personal tragedy.
Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Riveting, powerful, and unbearably suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature.
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Review: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in HistoryUser Review - Adrienne - Goodreads
Being a visual person, I was disappointed with the lack of pictures. The book is well written, though perhaps a bit too technical in weather/cloud descriptions. These are early in the book, though ... Read full review
Review: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in HistoryUser Review - Wayne Street - Goodreads
Erik Larson does it again. He told a very riveting and accurate story about the Storm of the century and masterfully personalized it through the eyes of Isaac. If you've enjoyed his other works, then read this. Its great Read full review
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