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

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

Erik Larson

National Bestseller 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 completely 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

National Bestseller 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 completely 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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National Bestseller 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 completely 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

5h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:17


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:19