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[Online] Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club - Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

[Online] Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club - Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

This month we will discuss: Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. 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 over 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.

Please feel free to join us. We ask that you read at least 200 pages of the book if you wish to participate in the discussion. 


Questions or Zoom info?  Contact Kate Cannarozzi, (201) 343-4169, kathryn.cannarozzi@hackensack.bccls.org

Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Hackensack - Zoom
Campus:
Hackensack's Johnson Free Public Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Adult Events     Book Club     Live Stream  

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