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Auteur: Ridgeway, James & Jean Casella
Titel: Bad Luck and Trouble
Sub titel: The Making of the Great Flood of 2005

This is a powerful primer on the New Orleans disaster. The flooding and chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina became a disaster of unprecedented proportions, wreaking a level of destruction and human suffering that would have seemed unimaginable in 21st century America. It also exposed the deadly potential of not only nature, but of poverty, racism and political neglect. "Bad Luck and Trouble" combines eyewitness accounts, blogs and interviews with other original materials, from historical documents to contemporary reports, blues lyrics to leaked government memos. At the heart of the book is the catastrophe itself. An hour-by-hour timeline is combined with the voices of those who experienced the full force of the storm. A final section assesses the grim facts of death, destruction and economic and environmental consequences, bringing together the voices of flood refugees with critics assessing the disaster's implications for the political future. Also examined is what the "Great Flood of 2005" tells readers about race and class in America and the true state of US 'national security.'
2006, 176 pag., Euro 15
Seven Stories Press, New York, ISBN 1583227334


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