The Great Deluge
|Author||: Douglas Brinkley|
|Publisher||: Harper Collins|
|Total Pages||: 784|
|Rating||: 4/5 (735 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Great Deluge written by Douglas Brinkley and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.