August 6

Isaac’s Storm

Posted by lori . 5 Comments


Until I visited Galveston, Texas, I had never heard of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane that ranks as the #1 deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.  Erik Larson’s book, Isaac’s Storm, traces the storm from its beginning and puts you right in the middle of 1900 Galveston, Texas, before, during and after the hurricane.  Isaac Cline, the senior U.S. Weather Bureau official in Galveston at the time, is the central character that ties together this book’s fascinating perspectives…scientific, historical and human, and you’ll learn something about all three by the end.

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5 Responses to " Isaac’s Storm"

  • houndstooth says:

    Hubby has that book! Larson is a fascinating writer! Have you read Devil In The White City? Wow! It’s a thriller and it’s a true story. I’ve really enjoyed his books!

    • lori says:

      I have read The Devil in the White City! It is the only other Erik Larson book I have read other than Isaac’s Storm, although all his other books look interesting to me too.

  • mel says:

    Loved Devil in the White City! Was introduced to that title and Erik Larson while on an architectural tour in Chicago. Thunderstruck followed “Devil…” and is equally as fascinating as he weaves history with ficton. Isaac’s Storm the same. I will read anything that he writes – love his work!

    • lori says:

      He has a new one! In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. I need to read his new one and Thunderstruck.

  • houndstooth says:

    We have Thunderstruck here, too, but not Garden of Beasts. His writing is just so good!

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