This is the story of what is still our most deadly natural disaster. The hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900 caused enormous loss of life and destruction but was largely forgotten until this riveting book came out. Erik Larson brings the era to life in a fascinating way, while showing the tragic results of unheeded warnings.
Provides an in-depth chronicle of America's deadliest hurricane, which struck the city of Galveston, Texas, in 1900 and killed some ten thousand people, drawing on eyewitness accounts of the catastrophe and the writings of one of America's earliest professional weathermen, Isaac Cline. 75,000 first printing. Tour.