Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (Paperback)

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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, a contributor to Time magazine, is the author of The Naked Consumer and Lethal Passage (Crown, 1994). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, and other national magazines. He lives in Seattle.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780375708275
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 323
    Publisher Date 2000-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 1999
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Larson, Erik

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    • If you are a meterologist, you will love this book

      I hated this book. It was too long and had too much technical info about storms that I cared to know. I enjoyed parts of the book with the description about how the storm impacted on the characters.

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    • Required Reading for High School Junior

      I have not personally read this book. My 16 year old daughter had a choice of 3 books to read over the summer vacation. This was the one she chose. She seems interested enough. We purchased another book on the list, which she started, but found too dull. I have read about 1/2 of this book and it is fairly interesting. I intend to finish it when she is finished reading it for school. Since we live in Texas and the children have learned about this hurricane in history, it was of particular interest to us. The book was delivered very quickly and the price was very good.

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