Through a Night of Horrors : Voices from the 1900 Galveston Storm
It had no name and gave no warning, but crept stealthily into the Gulf and then roared ashore, killing six thousand people. Nearly one hundred years after its landfall, the hurricane that struck Galveston Island on September 8, 1900, remains the worst natural disaster the nation has seen. In Through A Night of Horrors, witnesses describe, in many never-before-published accounts, their encounters with this deadly storm. Casey Edward Greene and Shelly Henley Kelly spent several years culling the Rosenberg Library's unparalleled collection on the storm for this work. Some of the survivor accounts included were recorded in the days immediately following the disaster; others were put down after many years had passed. The letters and memoirs included in this volume not only provided catharsis to their writers but also left important documentation about the events for future generations.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
- 31 Aug 2002
- Texas A & M University Press
- College Station, United States
- 75 b&w photographs, 3 maps, bibliography, index
"The Great Galveston Storm of 1900 came vividly and frighteningly to life as I read the letters from those fortunate few who survived the wind and water.Casey Green and Shelly Kelly have done a marvelous job of research in "Through a Night of Horrors: Voices from the 1900 Galveston Storm."What was "Isaac's Storm," is now Martin's and Alice's and Ida' Storm. The book is proof once again that fact can be as readable as fiction."--Ron Stone, writer/host of "The Eyes of Texas"--Ron Stone, writer/host of "The Eyes of Texas"
About Casey Edward Greene
CASEY EDWARD GREENE is head of special collections at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, and SHELLY HENLEY KELLY is the university archivist at Neumann Library at the University of Houston_Clear Lake.