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

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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375708275
Author:
Larson, Erik
Author:
Cline, Isaac Monroe
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Hurricanes
Subject:
Floods
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Galveston
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Galveston (tex.)
Subject:
Galveston (Tex.) History 20th century.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
104-887.
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 MAPS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.31x4.85x.69 in. .53 lbs.

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