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  • Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (Crown Publishing Group (NY)) – Hardcover (1999)
    by Erik Larson

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

    Hardcover, Crown Publishing Group (NY)
    1999
    English
    336 pages

    ISBN: 0609602330
    ISBN-13: 9780609602331

    The large audience that drove "The Perfect Storm" high on national bestseller lists is sure to welcome this superb narrative of the extreme hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, leaving at least 8,000 dead in its wake. An unforgettable story of the conflict between human hubris and the last great uncontrollable force, "Isaac's Storm" offers a cautionary tale for the millennium.

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

Overall customer rating: 4.750
Chatland W

Isaac's Storm

by Chatland W on Mar 13, 2014

An extremely well researched book that taught me a great deal about the national weather service in the days when modern weather detection technology had yet to be invented.

Thomas K

Flattened City

by Thomas K on Aug 22, 2013

How far weather forecasting has come in the past 100 years. Great read on the life and times in Texas 100 years ago.

lissa@lissahallsjohnson.com

Excellent

by lissa@lissahallsjohnson.com on Aug 29, 2012

You'd think a book about a man and a storm would be rather droll. But this is very well written and becomes a book you can't put down.

momajo

great read

by momajo on Oct 22, 2009

After living in Texas prior to moving, i used to visit Galveston often. I never really learned much about the big hurricane, and the way all warnings were ignored. I could not put this book down !

sandicrabb

fascinating book

by sandicrabb on Oct 2, 2009

This book not only tells the personal stories of many victims of the Galveston hurricane, it also tells a scathing story of the arrogance of the US weather service of the time.

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