Larson appears to equally give the Weather Bureau and Isaac Cline an equal amount of responsibility when it came to the outcome of the storm. The Weather Bureau suffered severely from being able to accurately predict storms. It is also apparent that despite the Cuban’s meteorologist’s warnings, the U.S. Weather Bureau had no interest in listening. The resistance was so heavy in that it resulted in disabling communication with Cuba. From the entire book, Isaac Cline, and the Weather Bureau both thought too much of the negative impact that would take place had they been wrong, and not too much placed on the possibility of the huge catastrophic event that would soon take place. There is certainly a great amount of hubri...
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...ortant historical events of all range. The bigger theme in his writing appears to be catastrophic events.
Isaac’s Storm was a very intriguing book because it has a very heavy underlying message. Overall, the book was effective in displaying the lack of experience that existed within the U.S Weather Bureau at the time. The book itself doesn’t quite exclaim that it was intended for historians, but more for the public. Larson very clearly expressed distrust in the government that existed in 1900. The strong underlying message nearly sounds as though Larson is saying, don’t trust the government. The book was very good, but one change I would make is to include photos and maps. The book included one map that did not give a good general idea of the events. The book continually talked of photos and maps, and it would have designated more as an extremely destructive event.
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