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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.

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"The Great Deluge captures the human toll of Katrina as graphically as the most vivid newspaper and television accounts" Daily Advertiser

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"More dispassionate and analytical books will be written about Katrina, few will capture the human drama as well as Brinkley's." Gov. Kathleen Blanco

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"Doug Brinkley's chronicle of Hurricane Katrina has a keen sense of history and context." Washington Times

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"[A] riveting story." Graydon Carter

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"If you've grown numb to the horror of Katrina, this will wake you up. It's a stirring and important book." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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"You can call The Great Deluge history, or you can call it journalism. But it's good stuff." Denver Post

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"Written with verve and energy, this is Brinkley's best book to date." Cokie Roberts

About the Author

Douglas Brinkley is professor of history at Tulane University and the author of several books, including The Unfinished Presidency, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, and The Great Deluge. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair and an in-house historian for CBS News, he lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Paul Harris, December 16, 2010 (view all comments by Paul Harris)
Brinkley is one of the most renowned experts on this topic and the fact that he continues to help educate the world on the levee failures and the lack of coordination and response is a testament to his standing. "The Great Deluge" needs to be read by all Americans concerned about their own lives. Close to half of us live in counties that are "protected" by Army Corps of Engineers levees. In reality Katrina did not do that much damage to the city of New Orleans but rather the shoddy levees failed to hold up to a Cat. 3 storm and later failed, causing most of the death and destruction in the city, along with a pitiful response by FEMA and various levels of government.

Paul Harris
Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"
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Rae, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Rae)
After you read this book about before, during, and after Katrina, there is no other.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061148491
Author:
Brinkley, Douglas
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Author:
by Douglas Brinkley
Author:
by Douglas Brinkley
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Hurricanes
Subject:
Disaster relief
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.45185 in 31.98 oz

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"Review" by , "The Great Deluge captures the human toll of Katrina as graphically as the most vivid newspaper and television accounts"
"Review" by , "More dispassionate and analytical books will be written about Katrina, few will capture the human drama as well as Brinkley's."
"Review" by , "Doug Brinkley's chronicle of Hurricane Katrina has a keen sense of history and context."
"Review" by , "[A] riveting story."
"Review" by , "If you've grown numb to the horror of Katrina, this will wake you up. It's a stirring and important book."
"Review" by , "You can call The Great Deluge history, or you can call it journalism. But it's good stuff."
"Review" by , "Written with verve and energy, this is Brinkley's best book to date."
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