Isaac was in charge of the Galviston, Texas weather station when the worst hurricane imaginable hit Galviston. The Weather Bureau failed to predict it, and the consequences were tragic. The book follows Isaac's life and the history of the Weather Bureau. Very interesting, particularly for those interested in weather phenomena....Continua
The standard by which I measure most history books. Erik Larsen creates a rich stage on which the tragedy of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane played out--from the Turn of the (20th) Century society to the birth of the National Weather Service.