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by Douglas Brinkley,Mikel Schaefer

  • Author: Douglas Brinkley,Mikel Schaefer
  • ISBN: 1589805119
  • ISBN13: 978-1589805118
  • ePub: 1869 kb | FB2: 1292 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (September 18, 2007)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 645
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Lost in Katrina ePub download

Lost in Katrina is powerful! It is the human experience during the worst storm in America's history.

Lost in Katrina is powerful! It is the human experience during the worst storm in America's history. Mike Schaefer has captured the stories of those who not only miraculously survived, but went on to become heroes. -Angela Hill, WWL-TV anchor, New Orleans. While President Bush was shaking hands with FEMA director Michael Browne ("Brownie," as he will long be remembered) on the fourth day after the storm, St. Bernard Parish was struggling to salvage what they could.

Douglas Brinkley (born December 14, 1960) is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University

Douglas Brinkley (born December 14, 1960) is an American author, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. He is a public spokesperson on conservation issues. He joined the faculty of Rice University as a professor of history in 2007. Brinkley was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1960, but raised in Perrysburg, Ohio. His parents were high school teachers.

Lost in Katrina book. Mike Schaefer listens. And because he listens so well, we get to hear the real stories of Katrina a "Lost in Katrina is powerful!

Lost in Katrina book. Lost in Katrina is powerful! It is the human experience during the. And because he listens so well, we get to hear the real stories of Katrina a "Lost in Katrina is powerful! It is the human experience during the worst storm in America's history.

Douglas Brinkley has written his best book yet. This is a fascinating story that will be read for years to come.

It also illuminates, behind the scenes, a Walter Cronkite that millions of Americans thought they knew, but, as Brinkley’s book now shows us, didn’t. Douglas Brinkley has written his best book yet.

Douglas Brinkley, Julie M. Fenster. Brian Lamb, C-SPAN, with contributions from Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley

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Lost in Katrina by Mikel Schaefer, Douglas Brinkley (Foreword by. Two books discuss Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. American historian Douglas Brinkley and Getty photojournalist Mario Tama were both in New Orleans during the storm.

Lost in Katrina by Mikel Schaefer, Douglas Brinkley (Foreword by). Diane Colby. Brinkley wrote the award winning book, "The Great Deluge," and Tama has "Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent" (2015).

The books tread similar ground

In his preface to "The Great Deluge," Douglas Brinkley writes, "My hope is that this history, fast out of the gates, may serve as an opening effort in Katrina scholarship. The books tread similar ground. Horne, too, sees dysfunctional bureaucracy, not simply racism, as the key to the Katrina disaster, and his judgments of Bush-Brown-Chertoff are equally harsh. But Horne, with a sure grasp of local politics and culture, provides a clearer sense of why things fell apart so completely in New Orleans.

The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him America’s new past master. His recent Cronkite won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He is a member of the Society of American Historians and the Council on Foreign Relations. Download (PDF). Читать. Download (EPUB). Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites.

Emotional first-person accounts tell of the destruction faced by one parish on August 29, 2005, and the days that followed. While attention and resources were focused on New Orleans, survival became the ultimate goal of the neighboring parish of St. Bernard. An unprecedented 99 percent of the parish was submerged in water and almost all buildings were destroyed. Each account is filled with the heartwrenching reality of a community lost and the strength it took to rise again.

Its too disjointed - too hard to follow who's who and what's happening. I picked up some insight and a few facts from the book but those are the exception not the rule. It does very well explain the enormity of the problem and some insight into those who stayed, what motivated them to do so. But its difficult to read it rambles.
right cover but different book inside. Still don't have the lost in katrina book.
Anyone who is from St. Bernard parish should read this book. It is a true account of what happened during Hurricane Katrina and the days following. It was very well written, and anyone being from St. Bernard Parish would identify with every word written.
This is an excellent book to give you an up close and personnel experience during Katrina. If you want to know how it felt to be there then this is a must read!!
First, let me open with full-disclosure: I work with the author and have known him for several years. We are on friendly terms, and whenever our paths cross at work I always find him enjoyable to work with, but we're not what I would describe as close friends. He doesn't hold a position above me and I have nothing to gain with my review. That being out there, here are my thoughts...

I read this book over the past few days and think it's extremely well-done, and everyone who wants to try and get a feel for what it was like during the storm should read it.

Mike has kept the vernacular and dialect of St. Bernard parish in tact, which is very important as it communicates the true character of the place and it's people. And, by keeping the book focused on just a few people over a few days in a confined area, I think it gives the reader their best shot at understanding something that's so difficult to fathom.

I also think the way the chronology is broken out is very helpful. Rather than tell one person's story from beginning to end, and then start with someone else, he basically goes from person to person in chronological order. This makes the progression of events all the more clear, and I didn't have any trouble remembering where I had left off with the people in the story.

If you don't see what this storm did to the cities of this area, and the inhabitants, it's very hard to understand the gravity of the situation. I watched much of it unfold on TV, and knew the places I was seeing, but until you see the waterline 6 feet over your head, and the markings on a house that tell you that someone died there - often from drowning in their own home, you just can't understand - I know I didn't.

Similarly, because I wasn't here, there is a lot I don't know about what happened here and what it was *really* like, but of the stuff I've seen and read, this book gave me the clearest glimpse of what happened. It's also worth noting that if you gauge the impact of the storm on percentage of houses/buildings flooded or wrecked, and damage to infrastructure, St. Bernard faired the worst (in Louisiana) and its story needs to be told.

Many of the people here are different now...this book teaches you why.
As a former St. Bernardian who lost everything due to Katrina, I can't say that I miss it all that much - life goes on! Schaefer's book reeks of grammar errors probably due to the publisher's desire to get something in a hurry. Katrina is still big news.

Lost in Katrina belongs in bookstores all over the world, though. It tells a story of a superpower's struggle to distance itself from a third world karma and how it failed.

My hope is that people outside of New Orleans and my former home, Chalmette, will read this title and understand that this way of life will come back. That this way of life was seriously hurt. But, not in our lifetime. Youngsters will nurture the lifestyle and their newborns will add to the communities there. But, for those of us who lost everything, I say you can have it. I'm too old to rebuild. I want to enjoy life and not suffer through trailers, lack of utilities and the tons of debris that still remains.

Losing a sister from Katrina, I do have the right to say this, and I do have the right to make my choice. But, pick up the book and ignore the grammar problems...
once i started reading this book, i hardly stopped. the images and stories are haunting. it is phenomenal, riveting, heartbreaking and true. i grew up in chalmette and reading about chalmette high and my school's principal, mr. warner and the evacuees and what was endured; st. bernard high, andrew jackson high school, buccaneer villa, all the places that remind me of home. a community is forever changed. and all the places that will never ever be the same. and most of all, the heart of the people. this book is hard to read and just as hard to put down.
If you would really like to know what happened to the people who were trapped in their homes during Hurricane Katrina, this book will give you first hand experience of the situation they were in. St. Bernard Parish borders on Orleans Parish and received direct hit of the eye of the storm and its massive title surge. It's not a book to take lightly. You will also see how they were left to save themselves with little help from outside sources. I have family who live in St. Bernard and were missing for several days. Their lives have been changed forever. The damage of this storm was not only in property but far more destructive to their lives. They not only fought for their own lives but for ever person they encountered. The residence of St. Bernard Parish rose to the challenge in spite of the situation. I can only hope I would have the courage and fortitude these people showed in the largest national disaster in the United States. A MUST READ to truly know what happened.
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