Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, Erik Larson
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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

Author: Erik Larson

Narrator: Richard Davidson

Unabridged: 9 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 06/20/2006

Genre: History - United States - State & Local

Synopsis

Erik Larson is a regular contributor to national magazines including Time, The Atlantic, and Harpers. Filled with images as powerful as the hurricane it describes, Isaacs Storm immediately swept onto best-seller lists across the country. In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galvestons beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before. But by the time this storm had moved across Galveston, at least 6,000probably closer to 10,000people were dead, and Cline would never look at hurricanes the same way again. Based on a wealth of primary sources, Erik Larsons unforgettable work will haunt you long after the final sentence. Narrator Richard M. Davidson infuses each chapter with added intensity.

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About the Author

American born author, Erik Larson, grew up on Long Island and developed an interest in journalistic writing after seeing the movie "All the President's Men". He earned a degree in Russian history from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laudee, then a post graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1978.

Larson has written eight books, with six of them having been included on the New York Times Bestseller list. The latest books are: The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz; Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania; The Devil in the White City (which is being adapted for a mini series produced by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio for hulu); In the Garden of Beasts (Optioned by Tom Hanks); and Isaac's Storm.

Larson lives in Manhattan with his wife, a neonatologist, who has written a book of her own titled, Almost Home. Her husband says it could "make a stone cry". They have three daughters in various professions and live in different locations. They also have the ashes of their beloved dog Molly on a shelf overlooking Central Park.

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