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This is an auction for ISAAC'S STORM: THE DEALIEST HURRICANE IN HISTORY - THE DROWNING OF GALVESTON ON 8 SEPTEMBER 1900, by Erik Larson.

Amazon.com review:

"On September 8, 1900, a massive hurricane slammed into Galveston, Texas. A tidal surge of some four feet in as many seconds inundated the city, while the wind destroyed thousands of buildings. By the time the water and winds subsided, entire streets had disappeared and as many as 10,000 were dead - making this the worst natural disaster in America's history [until Katrina]. In ISAAC'S STORM, Erik Larson blends science and history to tell the story of Galveston, its people, and the hurricane that devastated them. Drawing on hundreds of personal reminiscences of the storm, Larson follows individuals through the fateful day and the storm's aftermath. At the centre of it all is Isaac Cline, employee of the nascent Weather Bureau, and his younger brother - and rival weatherman - Joseph. Larson does an excellent job of piecing together Isaac's life and reveals that Isaac was not the quick-thinking hero he claimed to be after the storm ended. The storm itself, however, is the book's true protagonist - and Larson describes its nuances in horrific detail. Larson keeps the book's tempo rising in pace with the wind and waves. Overall, ISAAC'S STORM recaptures at a time when, standing in the first year of the century, Americans felt like they ruled the world - and that even the weather was no real threat to their supremacy. Nature proved them wrong."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1999.

323 pages.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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