‘GRIPPING, INFORMATIVE AND IMAGINATIVE’
On 8 September 1900, the deadliest hurricane in American
history ploughed into the unprepared port of Galveston, Texas.
Children were the first to notice. Seven-year-old Louise Hopkins
frolicked in the rising water. Little Helen and August Rollfing
watched excitedly as massive swells splintered the giant seashore
bath-houses. Isaac Cline, Galveston’s respected meteorologist,
reassured anxious residents, advising them to stay indoors. It was
a mistake that would cost him dear.
‘Roof slates became spinning blades … a timely and
chillingly detailed reminder of what nature can do.’
— Mail on Sunday
‘Mixing individual narratives of the townsfolk and a
history of the Weather Bureau with terrific descriptions of
the evolving storm, Larson cooks up an awesome tale.’
— Daily Telegraph
‘Dickensian … A scholarly and factual book
that reads like fiction.’
Paperback. In good preloved condition with some creasing to upper right portion of cover and light creasing to the upper right portion of the first 11 inside pages. 371 pages. A fascinating read!