September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of
Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the US 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 more than six thousand people in what remains the greatest
natural disaster in American history—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. Riveting, powerful, and unbearably suspenseful, Isaac’s Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance
meets the great uncontrollable force of nature. Download and start listening now!