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

By | January 29, 2018
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Author Erik Larson
ISBN-10 0375708278
ISBN-13 9780375708275
Year 2000-07-11
Pages 323
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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National BestsellerSeptember 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

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