Book Reviews of The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
The Great Deluge Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Author: Douglas Brinkley
ISBN-13: 9780061124235
ISBN-10: 0061124230
Publication Date: 5/1/2006
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast on + 5438 more book reviews
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For an author that claims that geography is everything, he neglects to get his editors to put a map in the book, so be sure to have a southeastern Louisiana map handy when reading. Intersperses stories of the 5 main governmental "villians" (Bush, Gov. Blanco, FEMA director Mike Brown, Chernoff, Mayor Nagin) with ordinary folk.
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Loved this book; one of my favorites in 2011. If you've ever wondered how the recovery efforts got so fouled up after Katrina this book gives great insight. You also will be struck with the magnitude of the suffering left in the aftermath of the storm. I'll never visit New Orleans without thinking about the devastation.