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Katrina's secrets : storms after the storm

by Nagin, Ray, 1956-

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 363.349 NAG
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  363.349 NAG
Whitehall Public Library Nonfiction Collection NF 976.335 N134k
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Nonfiction Collection
Call Number  NF 976.335 N134k
REVISED EDITION: Gaining a firm grasp on the highly complex, famously fraught aftermath of Hurricane Katrina can seem as tenuous as its victims' shaky grasp on survival. Mayor C. Ray Nagin was there during the city of New Orleans' darkest hours. Charged with assessing the forces that swirled around him, the city's leader strove to maintain formidable calm in the face of the biggest natural and man-made disaster in America's history. That is, until he simply could not. Nagin's first-hand account, Katrina's Secrets: Storms after the Storm lays out the days leading up to and immediately following the storm. At once stirringly elegiac and disarmingly candid, this spellbinding reckoning delivers exacting detail, while boldly exposing secrets that, until now, have been glossed over or spun out. Nagin's team confronted thousands of calls pleading for rescue; politicos more keen to pose for photos than to pose solutions; broken promises from FEMA; the violent Superdome; and the controversial acts of some police. When he at last broke down in a radio interview, the world cried with him. Clear and compassionate, the author illuminates the magnitude of the efforts undertaken in response to the lives that hung in the balance and the actions taken to restore New Orleans to its rightful luster. Katrina's Secrets also provides crucial context of race and class to shed new and unnerving light on how the events played out.Throughout the searing narrative, Nagin's deep love of his native city shines through like a beacon in the treacherous, storm-tossed night. Any reader dumbfounded by the fallout of Katrina will cling to every graceful, gutsy page of this heartbreaking ode to a place like no other, and its breathtaking comeback. Katrina's Secrets is certain to give ample pause for thought-and cause to act.
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Subjects Nagin, Ray, -- 1956-
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Personal narratives.
Emergency management -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Disaster relief -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Hurricanes -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
New Orleans (La.) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Publisher [New Orleans, LA] :[The Author],2011
Language English
Description ix, 330 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781460959718
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