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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
In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerg...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061148491
ISBN-10: 0061148490
Publication Date: 8/1/2007
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4.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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buzzby avatar reviewed The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast on + 6062 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.
skybox2016 avatar reviewed The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast on + 7 more book reviews
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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.
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