Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Erik Larson
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The Beach: September 8, 1900

• As the book begins, Isaac Monroe Cline is experiencing odd weather phenomena that awaken him on the night of September 7, 1900.

• Isaac is a man of the times, full of the optimism and arrogance that America felt in 1900.
• Isaac and his younger brother Joseph monitor the weather and record the barometric pressure for the U.S. Weather Bureau in Galveston, Texas.

• Isaac is a trained physician and is fascinated with how weather affects people. Isaac believes he can accurately predict the weather.
• There is tension and rivalry between Isaac and Joseph.

• The brothers live together, along with Isaac's pregnant wife and three daughters.

• On the morning of the storm, Joseph thinks a big storm is coming and a telegram should be sent to Washington. Isaac completely disagrees.
• Despite feeling the pounding waves and other ominous signs, Isaac goes about the town not recognizing that a big...

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