Summary Of Isaac's Storm By Erik Larson

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In the novel "Isaac's Storm", Erik Larson talks about the impact of the Galveston hurricane. Erik Larson talks about what happened before, during, and after the Galveston hurricane. The Galveston hurricane occurred in 1900 and was one of the most destructive hurricanes of the early 20th century. The meteorologists in the story were confident in their technology, instruments, and resources that they had to track the hurricane. A man named Isaac Cline was a meteorologist with a very good understanding of storms during this time period and he knew all about hurricanes. He thoughtful himself as one of the best meteorologists in the area. The time of Isaac's life was a time when men thought they could control the weather and how it worked. Cline…show more content…
In this way, the story full covers the impact of the hurricane and all of the aftermath of hurricane's horrible destruction. The author of "Isaac's Storm" is Erik Larson. Erik Larson probably had multiple reasons for writing the novel. One of which was he was deeply interested in the Galveston hurricane that occurred in the early 20th century. This novel was Erik Larson's third book that he had published at the time. Larson's main motivation for writing this book was that he could relate to the feelings of being hit hard with a hurricane and to the feelings of having your home damaged severely. The main point of the novel, "Isaac's Storm", was the hurricane itself. Although the events before the hurricane and after the hurricane play a big part, the main point of the novel was the moment when the hurricane actually hit. Isaac Cline and his family members were sheltered during the storm however major damage was done to houses and buildings in Galveston. The hurricane did major damage to Galveston and many people of Galveston were affected. Erik Larson
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