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

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    National Bestseller

    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...

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


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    National Bestseller

    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.

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    Dimensions 7.45x5.55x1.20
    ISBN 9780739340363
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format CD-Audio
    Publisher Date 2006-08-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 5.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Man, a Time, And the Deadliest Hurricane in History
    Volume Number 5
    Edition Detail Abridged
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Larson, Erik

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