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Great Deluge Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

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ISBN-10: 0061124230

ISBN-13: 9780061124235

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kyf Brewer, Douglas Brinkley

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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. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Douglas Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 14, 1960. He received a B.A. from Ohio State University in 1982 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1989. He was a professor at Tulane University, Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of New Orleans. In 2007, he became a professor at Rice University and the James Baker Institute for Public Policy. He is a commentator for CBS News and a contributing editor to the magazine Vanity Fair. His first book, Jean Monnet: The Path to European Unity, was published in 1992. His other works include Dean Acheson: The Cold War Years, The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the…    

Ignore the inevitable : August 27 (Saturday)
Shouts and whispers : August 27 (Saturday)
Storm vs. shoreline : August 28 (Sunday)
The winds come to Louisiana : August 28-29 (Sunday-Monday)
What was the Mississippi Gulf Coast : August 29 (Monday)
The busted levee blues : August 29 (Monday)
"I've been FEMA-ed" : August 29 (Monday)
Water rising : August 30 (Tuesday)
City without answers : August 30 (Tuesday)
The smell of death : August 31 (Wednesday)
Blindness : August 31 (Wednesday)
The intense irrationality of a Thursday : September 1 (Thursday)
"It's our time now" : September 1 (Thursday)
The Friday shuffle and Saturday relief : September 2-3 (Friday-Saturday)
Getaway (or X marks the spot) : September 3 (Saturday) and beyond