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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson Overview

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 d 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 devastating 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.

Erik Larson

About Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Description

Erik Larson, author of the international bestseller Isaac's Storm, was nominated for a National Book Award for The Devil in the White City, which also won an Edgar Award for fact-crime writing. His latest book, In the Garden of Beasts: Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, has been acquired for publication in 20 countries and optioned by Tom Hanks for a feature film. Erik is a for

Data Book Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

Original Title Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History ISBN 0375708278 (ISBN13: 9780375708275 ) Edition Language English setting Galveston, Texas (United States) Literary Awards Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book for Adult (2000) (29)