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Breach of Faith Hurricane Katrina and the near Death of a Great American City

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ISBN-10: 1400065526

ISBN-13: 9781400065523

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jed Horne

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Hurricane Katrina shredded one of the great cities of the South, and as levees failed and the federal relief effort proved lethally incompetent, a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe. As an editor of New Orleans ' daily newspaper, the Pulitzer Prize -- winning Times-Picayune, Jed Horne has had a front-row seat to the unfolding drama of the city ' s collapse into chaos and its continuing struggle to survive. As the Big One bore down, New Orleanians rich and poor, black and white, lurched from giddy revelry to mandatory evacuation. The thousands who couldn ' t or wouldn ' t leave initially congratulated themselves on once again riding out the storm. But then the unimaginable…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Mapsp. VIII
Introductionp. XV
A Camille on Betsy's Trackp. 3
When Wallyworld Closes at Fourp. 22
An Imperfect Stormp. 41
Real Ugly, Real Fastp. 48
Decaf Cigarettes and Golden Carpp. 73
Other Texans, Other Timesp. 83
Media in the Momentp. 106
At Least Somebody Had a Planp. 120
Code Grayp. 132
Like Bricks on Jell-Op. 145
Help Yourselfp. 168
A Rockets Jersey and a Picture of Jesusp. 187
Reversal of Fortunep. 200
In Search of Common Groundp. 218
If They Can Rebuild Beirutp. 232
Crunch Timep. 243
Sue the Bastardsp. 254
A Comparable Catastrophep. 275
Visions of a City Rebornp. 288
Blue Tarps in a Chocolate Cityp. 306
Shrink-Proof Cityp. 315
Safe Enough for Cowsp. 327
Children with Bad Timingp. 341
Failure Is Not an Optionp. 361
Summing Upp. 374
Acknowledgmentsp. 387
Interview Listp. 389
Notesp. 391
Indexp. 401
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