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The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
by Douglas G. Brinkley
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Real Story, May 9, 2006
Speaking as a first reponder who has witnessed many of these events personally, I must say that no other individual has shed more light on the true events following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as historian Douglas Brinkley.

Cutting through the governmental cover-ups, deception and lies, Brinkley gets to the heart of the matter in this refreshingly honest and straight forward account of what was really happening at the time. Brinkley allows the reader to share the human ordeals of the true heroes as he recounts the personal experiences of Coast Guard and Wildlife & Fisheries personnel, and citizen first responders. These are their stories as seen through their eyes and told in their own words.

Unafraid to hold accountable those still in power, The Great Deluge allows the reader to escape the masterful spin of FEMA and The Bush Administration as well as attempts to hide Ray Nagin's mental breakdown during the Cresent City's most crucial hours.

Thank-you, Mr. Brinkley. You have given your city, country, and state one of the greatest gifts they could receive, the truth.

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