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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, And the Deadliest Hurricane in History (CD-Audio)

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    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 pecu......more

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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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Erik Larson lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, a Chinese fighting fish, a dwarf hamster, and a golden retriever named Molly.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Larson, Erik
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Abridged
Format:
CD-Audio
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House
Publish Date:
08/22/2006
Copyright Year:
1999
ISBN:
9780739340363
Height:
5.75 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.4 lb
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