Tuesday, July 11, 2006

New Books on Katrina and Its Aftermath

Here is an overview of the growing deluge of books on Katrina, by Jason Berry for NPR's "All Things Considered":
Now I am engulfed by the first tide of Katrina books. If you watched that disaster-coverage on television, you may wonder, "What's to know that we didn't see?"

A lot, in fact. About global warming, how cities live or die, the science of levees and stunning human dramas to shape our memory of the flood.

Two of the books reviewed by Berry are New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Jed Horne's Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City, and Douglas Brinkley's The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Also, on today's Fresh Air, Terry Gross interviewed Jed Horne about his book.

Terry Gross's May 10 interview with author Douglas Brinkley is here.


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