The Great Deluge

The Great Deluge

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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 submerged a half-million homesa€”followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself. In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.Then she woke up on Saturday and talked to her nextdoor neighbor, who worked for Schlumberger, an oil services company specializing in geophysical data ... They fledtown in a HondaCivic coupe, with two dogscrammed inthebackseat.


Title:The Great Deluge
Author: Douglas Brinkley
Publisher:Harper Collins - 2009-10-13
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