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I guess my major indictment against the book is that the author tries too hard to make too many judgments and gets snarled up doing it.
And these elected representataives can be found at all levels, from the cartoonish New Orleans mayor, Ray Nagin, to our buffoonish American president, George W. Bush.
Interestingly and intelligently written, Mr Horne manages to turn a multitude of well researched facts and real-life experiences into a page turner.
My interest in this book was because I lived through the heartbreak of Katrina. I wanted to understand why it happened and why the response to the flooding was so slow and in many... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patricia F. Mckenzie
The story is fascinating. Mr. Horne provides details on the boondoggle that was Katrina, the aftermath and the recovery. Read morePublished 8 months ago by leswill
This book tells the story of Katrina from the point of view of; the residents, the science, the politics, to some degree the economics, and of course, the author. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jerry
Poorly written and not at all objective. I suppose this is what should be expected from this type of book. The stories seem passionate.Published 22 months ago by C. Arington
Awesome book. It had heartfelt stories of these people's tragedy plus facts on the bungling of so many agencies involved. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Denise Burr
The further I got in this, the more I hated it. I have no idea why I bothered to finish--guess I was in denial about how long and awful it was. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Amy Kannel
I was at Katrina, not in New Orleans, the day after it hit doing disaster relief, so the authors approach to what happened in New Orleans was interesting to me.Published on January 9, 2013 by Leslie Winkler
You wouldn't expect anything less from a Times-Picayune reporter and Jeb Horne does not disappoint. The individual stories in the book, although short, are indicative of the pain... Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Philip Wheeler
I enjoyed the book, I did prefer "The Great Deluge." My one major criticism of the book is that the author seemed very concerned with advancing an anti-Bush agenda and left out... Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by mark davenport