Book Discussion on Isaac's Storm

Mr. Larson talked about his book Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, published by Vintage… read more

Mr. Larson talked about his book Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, published by Vintage Books. The book chronicles the life of scientist and meteorologist Issac Cline and the Galveston hurricane of 1900. The hurricane that hit Galveston on September 8, 1900, killed more than 6000 residents and destroyed 3700 buildings, remaining the nation’s deadliest natural disaster. Ms. Michaels, a local weather forecaster, opened the program by explained the anatomy of hurricanes and how they are tracked, including using video footage of herself. She also showed video of the aftermath of the Galveston hurricane taken by Thomas Edison. Mr. Larson talked about the process of writing the book and discovering the story of Isaac Cline, who had long predicted that a hurricane could never strike a Texas city. Following his remarks he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Isaac's Storm

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Sep 2, 2000
Last Aired:
Sep 9, 2012

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  • Sep 02, 2000 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2000 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 16, 2000 | 1:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jun 28, 2007 | 2:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 28, 2007 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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