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The Great Deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast - Douglas Brinkley

The Great Deluge

Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

eBook Published: 13th October 2009
ISBN: 9780061744730
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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 homes—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.

“‘The Great Deluge,’ captures the human toll of Katrina as graphically as the most vivid newspaper and television accounts”

ISBN: 9780061744730
ISBN-10: 0061744735
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 768
Published: 13th October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia