This book is very interesting. I purchased this during a Hurricane Katrina relief trip I was on. Having seen the destruction months later and reading this book put so much in perspective.
It is a book that helps put a face and a name to every individual that lost their lifes in New Orleans during the disaster. It shows the people were more than numbers, but the numbers were so high that dealing with it was a struggle in many respects.
I would highly suggest this to anyone interested in learning about the personal toll Katrina took on the people of New Orleans.
It is also a great history book for older high school students. Kids today see so much violence in games and on TV that they've become desensitized to it. This book brings back the realities of pain and that there are real people dealing with it.
1 Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first four harrowing months of life in New Orleans after Katrina.
It is a roller coaster ride of observations, commentary, emotions, tragedy and even humor - in a way that only Rose could find in a devastated wasteland.
They are stories of the dead and the living, stories of survivors and believers, stories of hope and despair. And stories about refrigerators.
With photographs by British photojournalist Charlie Varley, 1 Dead in Attic freeze frames New Orleans caught between an old era and a new, New Orleans in its most desperate time, as it struggled out of floodwaters and willed itself back to life in the autumn and early winter of 2005.