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Erik Larson Writing Styles in Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston

Erik Larson
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Perspective

Isaac's Storm, by Erik Larson, is generally written in a third-person narrative. However, the voices and perspective of those living at the time and impacted by the storm are made part of the narrative. The author conducted extensive research on the 1900 hurricane as witnessed by the vast references and resources he cites and relied upon to amass the material necessary to produce a credible historic account of the tragic event.

Larson used public and historical documents in developing his story of the days leading up to the storm of 1900 that hit Galveston. the impact of the storm and its vicious aftermath. The author used the logs, reports and telegrams of Isaac Cline, head of the US Weather Bureau's Galveston station, as well as other official documents. However, many of the accounts contained in the book are personal and anecdotal accounts that have been passed on through the years...

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