Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet
David M. Toomey. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002. 314 pp. Photos. Bib, Index. $25.95.
Reviewed by Commander Edward P. Stafford, U.S. Navy (Retired)
When one picks up this book and reads the descriptive material on the dust jacket, two questions pop into mind: how do you write 300 pages about a single hurricane reconnaissance flight with a duration of possibly less than four hours, and how do you describe the details of the flight, the observations, actions, and reactions of the crew when there were no survivors to record or relate them?