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Rodgers Readers (Evening Book Group) -  Isaac's Storm : a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

Rodgers Readers (Evening Book Group) -  Isaac's Storm : a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History In-Person

Come join us to discuss for our book discussion for the book Isaac's Storm : a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson.

 

Summary: 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—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.

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The riveting true story of the Galveston hurricane of 1900, still the deadliest natural disaster in American history—from the acclaimed author of The Devil in the White City“A gripping account ... fascinating to its core, and all the more compelling for being true.” —The New York Times Book Review. 

 

Registration is not required, yet it's helpful for planning purposes. 

Date:
Thursday, September 5, 2024
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Community Room
Categories:
  Adult Services Program  
Michele Ricca

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