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Erik Larson
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The Americans versus the Cubans

One of the biggest influences contributing to the death of thousands of Galveston residents had little to do with the weather itself. Instead, it had to do with the pride and assumptions of the Americans in light of the Cubans.

Moore is one of the weather forecasters assigned to Cuba to record and measure weather phenomena. However, Father Vines of Cuba and his established Belen Observatory have been studying Caribbean weather patterns and predicting hurricanes for years. Rather than work with Father Vines and the Belen Observatory, Moore has an antagonistic approach to the institution.

Moore sees the Cubans as dark poets, more concerned with hunches and assumptions that the hard and fast numerical data the Americans study. He believes the Cubans issue hurricane warnings too quickly, causing paranoia and hysteria in areas when it could be avoided. The Americans and Moore in particular...

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