Sunday, August 03, 2008

"The Devil in the White City", "Thunderstruck" & "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson

Three excellent books from Erik Larson...

"Thunderstruck": published in paperback in Sept 2007, it's a dual account of the invention of the telegraph (by Marconi) and a murder in England... including how the two intertwine.

"The Devil in the White City": published in paperback in Feb 2004, also a dual account of the Chicago World's Fair and... you guessed it, a murderer in the city.

"Isaac's Storm": published in paperback in July 2000, a tale of the deadly Hurricane which hit Galveston, Texas at the turn of the 20th century... told with focus on the local weather bureau chief, Isaac Cline.