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Hurricane Katrina : the storm that changed America

Author: Wynton Marsalis
Publisher: New York : Time Books, ©2005.
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On September 2, 2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issued a "desperate S.O.S." His city, one of America's most historic and gracious urban centers, had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Now eighty percent of it lay underwater, while some citizens huddled on rooftops waiting for rescue, and others turned the flooded streets into canals of anarchy. In the first decade of the 21st century, despair, disease and death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wynton Marsalis
ISBN: 1933405139 9781933405131
OCLC Number: 62278361
Description: vi, 136 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Saving America's soul kitchen: for jazz genius Wynton Marsalis, the rebuilding of New Orleans can help re-create America --
Images: memorable photos of a remarkable storm --
Hard times in the Big Easy: from Mardi Gras to A streetcar named desire, why New Orleans is the hot sauce in America's cupboard --
New Orleans under water: graphic: why and how the city's levees failed --
9 Days of disaster: an hour-by-hour account of a city under seige --
Katrina's last casualty: truth: when facts are scarce, rumors flourish --
Viewfinder: Thomas Dworzak: a photojournalist's portfolio --
Catastrophe along the coast: the graceful, agrand old coastline of Mississippi takes a beating from Katrina's winds and waves --
A calamity waiting to happen: graphic: the Gulf Coast's fragile ecosystem --
Viewfinder: Chris Usher: a photojournalist's portfolio --
In Katrina's wake, a time for heroes: government may have faltered when the storm struck, but Good Samaritans helped their neighbors --
Power failure: why government agencies, at all levels, let down the people of the Gulf Coast in their time of need --
No direction home: Katrina's diaspora: in the greatest internal U.S. exodus since the Depression, Katrina's victims seek shelter --
Viewfinder: John Chiasson: a photojournalist's portfolio --
A whirlwind of generosity: stirred by great natural disaster and a fumbling, man-made response, Americans pitch in to help out --
Dirty work: with their homes in shreds and tatters, Gulf Coasters begin a massive cleanup job --
A new dawn for the Crescent City? : President George W. Bush pledges to rebuild New Orleans. But whose vision of the future will prevail? --
Viewfinder: Robert Stolarik: a photojournalist's portfolio --
Paths of destruction: graphic: Hurricane Rita draws a bead on the Gulf --
Hurricane Rita: Deja vu all over again: a monster storm slams into eastern Louisiana and Texas, but with Katrina's example, lives are saved.
Other Titles: Time.
Responsibility: by the editors of Time ; [with an introduction by Wynton Marsalis].

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On September 2, 2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issued a "desperate S.O.S." His city, one of America's most historic and gracious urban centers, had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Now eighty percent of it lay underwater, while some citizens huddled on rooftops waiting for rescue, and others turned the flooded streets into canals of anarchy. In the first decade of the 21st century, despair, disease and death had transformed a great American city into a scene of third-world privation. Heroic rescue workers battled to save lives, restore order and aid the suffering. Now Time chronicles the story of the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history in Hurricane Katrina, An American Tragedy. Here, in stunning pictures and gripping first-hand accounts, is the terrible tale of Katrina's deadly wrath and savage aftermath. Here is America's Gulf Coast--from New Orleans to Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi--in ruins. Here are the struggling survivors and their valiant rescuers, the looters and the police who fought to control them, the homeless refugees who poured across the southeast and the resourceful agencies that took them in. It is an epic tale, told as only Time can tell it. Award-winning pictures reveal the scope of the disaster. Oral histories offer unforgettable accounts of nature's power and man's resourcefulness. Illuminating graphics show how hurricanes form--and why New Orleans flooded. Powerful reporting puts readers on the scene, while insightful analysis explores the questions left in Katrina's wake: Could the tragedy have been prevented, and why was aid so late to arrive? Moving and informative, sweeping in scope and ringing with the voices of those who were there, Hurricane Katrina, An American Tragedy is the definitive account of a disaster that will haunt Americans for decades to come.

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