The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley

The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley

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"I have no doubt that New Orleans will recover, in time, from hurricane Katrina. But America as a nation will never get over what happened."

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major gulf coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. Yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama.

In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley, a New Orleans resident and professor of history at Tulane university, rips the story of Katrina apart and relates what the Category 3 hurricane was like from every point of view.