Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Isaac's Storm A Man a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Erik Larson, Edward Herrmann (Narrator) 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 com... more »pletely 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.
Read by Edward Herrmann. 5 sound discs (6 hr.)« less
Diane M. (taffyandme) reviewed Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
I listened to this book while traveling, It is a good book that not only tells the story about the 1900 Galveston hurricane but gives glimpses of other things happening around the world. It does get graphic about the victims. It also does fact checking which I appreciated.
I found this book to be very interesting and worth my time.