The Wall Street Journal
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“The Man the Who Caught the Storm is hardly a meteorological textbook. Rather Hargrove weaves a uniquely American tale of adventure — ‘nowhere else on the planet do tornadoes happen like they do in this country,' as he explained to me — diving into the circumstances and makeup that leads a man to chase what he should be running from."
“This gripping book takes you inside Samaras’ life and tragic death, relying on hours of interviews with friends and family and chase footage to offer an incredible look at his perilous calling.”
The Washington Post
“Hargrove is one today’s great science writers… In The Man Who Caught the Storm, he takes the reader not only on a journey through the remarkable life of engineer-explorer Samaras, but also through the beautifully desolate roads of the Plains while on the chase."
The Dallas Morning News
“Pulse-pounding… Hargrove’s biography will gratify severe-weather fans while memorializing its protagonist.”
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Lincoln Journal Star
“Hargrove makes the reader feel the icy hailstones which precede the blast of wind and smell the lingering ozone. More importantly, he unravels the tragic tale of a man who, like Icarus, exceeded the boundaries of nature.”
“[Hargrove is] a deft writer who uses evocative prose to provide readers the adrenaline rush of a tornado chase while teasing out the complex scientific concepts of meteorological science into concise and understandable explanations.”