Friday, September 12, 2008

"Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson

Written on this blog back in August was a review of three Erik Larson books including "Isaac's Storm"... described as "a tale of the deadly Hurricane which hit Galveston, Texas at the turn of the 20th century".

This may actually have been my favorite of the Larson books and I felt compelled to post this given the current evacuation of Galveston as Hurricane Ike bears down on it.

It's an excellent read and most fascinating for me given the disparity between the National Weather Service official statements in advance of that September 1900 storm ("all is well, nothing to worry about") and those today in advance of Ike ("leave Galveston Island or face certain death").