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The ubiquitous glass container is an afterthought in modern life. Today’s marketing focus is on the beverage inside the bottle and the snappy jingle or ad that clamors for consumer attention. But before the bottle was filled, it had to be made. Prior to the automated machines invented by Michael Owens, child labor was the backbone in producing inconsistent and unsanitary containers for foods, beverages, and medicines.
In the Galveston hurricane of 1900—the most fatal natural disaster in U. S. history—more than six thousand souls perished. Yet that number would have nearly doubled, had it not been for the warnings of Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, who began his own life in the most modest of surroundings . . . but with the grandest of dreams. Hardcover.
This is the autobiography of the maligned, cussed, discussed, much beloved Texas weatherman who played a pivotal role in the 1900 Galveston Hurricane. In 1892 Joseph L. Cline, the brother of Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, joined his sibling in the service of the Weather Bureau in Galveston. Eight years later, he became one of the town’s heroes. Paperback.
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