Good, well-paced story about the hurricane that struck Galveston TX in 1900. There are some well written segments about the science of hurricane formation and movement, but the more compelling parts of the story dealt with the storm's devastating impact on the people and the island, as well as the early days of the National Weather Service. The book was written before the more recent assault on Galveston by Hurricane Ike, when there were more huge losses of lives and property, so it seems that over time we need to be reminded of the fierce power of these storms. This book provides that reminder.
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