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The Guns of August
Barbara W. Tuchman, Robert K. Massie
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - Erik Larson
The first “intimation” of the true extent of the disaster, Benjamin recalled, “came when the body of a child floated into the station.”

Doesn't that send a chill down your spine? The true story of the 1900 Galveston hurricane is told in the dramatic, gripping style I am coming to love. Erik Larsen's [b:Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History|239186|Isaac's Storm A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History|Erik Larson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320527478s/239186.jpg|1605] is superb. His description of the storm's progression and finally hitting Galveston is riveting. Having gone through a hurricane before, Larsen has convinced me not to tempt Mother Nature again.