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

by Erik Larson | Outdoors & Nature | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0375708278 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 7/26/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Picked this up from BookCloseouts.com, to put in my "Books about Things" bookbox. I read this several years ago, and really enjoyed it.

From the cover -
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 by a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 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. Thrilling, powerful, and unrelentingly suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the uncontrollable force of nature.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmaryzeewing at Books about Things bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, September 05, 2006

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Putting into my "Books about Things" bookbox.

Journal Entry 3 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Thursday, September 28, 2006
Taken from "Books about things" book box. My husband might enjoy this one.

Journal Entry 4 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
reserved for tenneh's virtual bookbox

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Journal Entry 6 by tranq1 from Tampa, Florida USA on Friday, April 20, 2007
Received by mail from elizardbreath for tenneh's Lucky 3's virtual book box.

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