Aug 16, 2011

Weather, politics, and destruction

Isaac's Storm tells the horrfying tale of the hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900 and killed over 8,000 people.  It follows the tale from the perspective of a man who was in charge of the local weather bureau office.  The story is well told - tying the meteorological patterns and signs to the political background of the bureau to the awfulness of the destruction.  This book will haunt my nightmares I am sure, but it was a really compelling read.  8/10.

No comments:

Post a Comment