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The great deluge [Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast]

Historian Douglas Brinkley, a long-time New Orleans resident, delivers a forthright, all-encompassing critique of Hurricane Katrina, from events during the storm to the controversial aftermath. Utilizing interviews, research, and eye-witness accounts, Brinkley recreates the events that turned on of the South's most beautiful cities into a volatile wasteland.

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  • "Historian Douglas Brinkley, a long-time New Orleans resident, delivers a forthright, all-encompassing critique of Hurricane Katrina, from events during the storm to the controversial aftermath. Utilizing interviews, research, and eye-witness accounts, Brinkley recreates the events that turned on of the South's most beautiful cities into a volatile wasteland."@en
  • "Douglas Brinkley, a New Orleans resident and professor of history at Tulane University, rips the story of Katrina apart and relates what the category 3 hurricane was like from every point of view, while recognizing the true heroes. Throughout the book, Brinkley lets the Katrina survivors tell their own stories, masterfully allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina. The Great Deluge investigates the failure of government at each level and breaks important new stories. Packed with interviews and original research, it traces the character flaws, inexperience, and ulterior motives that allowed the Katrina disaster to turn the Gulf Coast into a scene from a war movie or a third-world documentary."@en
  • "[This book] rips the story of Katrina apart and relates what the Category 3 hurricane was like from every point of view. The book finds the true heroes - such as Coast Guard officer Jimmy Duckworth and hurricane jock Tony Zumbado.... [It] lets the Katrina survivors tells their own stories [and] investigates the failure of government at every level. -Dust jacket."
  • "In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. Yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. First came the hurricane, one of the three strongest ever to make landfall in the United States, 150-mile- per-hour winds, with gusts measuring more than 180 miles per hour ripping buildings to pieces. Second, the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half million homes, creating the largest domestic refugee crisis since the Civil War. Eighty percent of New Orleans was under water, as debris and sewage coursed through the streets, and whole towns in south-eastern Louisiana ceased to exist. And third, the human tragedy of government mis-management, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself."@en
  • ""After Katrina, newscasts projected images of heartbreaking grief and unparalleled destruction to a nation of horrified citizens. As the full extent of this tragedy became clear, Americans began to level fierce allegations of incompetence at FEMA, the mayor of New Orleans, and the governor of Louisiana. Brinkley, himself displaced by the storm, provides a meticulously detailed account of these troubling events while also chronicling personal narratives of those who survived the hurricane's wrath."--Container."@en

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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]"@en
  • "The great deluge Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast"@en
  • "The great deluge Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast"