Isaacs Storm

The Drowning of Galveston

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Galveston, Texas, 1900. Reports of a storm in the Gulf of Mexico are relayed to Isaac Cline, chief observer of the new Weather Bureau. But storms stay out at sea and veer East to run parallel to the coast normally. This one didn't ...Isaac Cline was ...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/10/10
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 Bur ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/11/09
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.

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