Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Publish date: October 19th 2011
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Takes off when the hurricane hits, a little dull until then. Best writing occurs when he is relating the height of the storm.
The first “intimation” of the true extent of the disaster, Benjamin recalled, “came when the body of a child floated into the station.”Doesn't that send a chill down your spine? The true story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane is told in the dramatic, gripping style I am coming to love. Erik Larsen's ...
I dunno. I felt like there was something missing about this book, but I can't really put my finger on what it was.
Obviously well researched, but I found the writing a bit dry. Maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind. I may consider reading it again later.
Strangely enough, I began reading "Isaac's Storm" and "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and how it changed America" at the same time. Spurred no doubt by the rather feeble hurricane Irene that hit the east coast in August 2011, I got interested in reading about hurricanes and how t...