It was a year ago today that Hurricane Katrina crashed ashore, wreaking devastation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
In the months following Katrina, several books have been written about the destruction, the FEMA response, and the media attention given to Katrina and its aftermath.
The following books are available from APL...
Michael Eric Dyson's Come Hell or High Water
was the first major book released regarding Hurricane Katrina, and focuses on the destruction and then the lack of response (possibly based on race) by the federal government. (Non-fiction: 363.3492 DYS 2006)The Great Deluge
by Douglas Brinkley (Non-fiction: 363.3492 BRI 2006) was released in May of this year, and chronicles bestselling historian Brinkley as he "lived through the destruction of
Hurricane Katrina with his fellow New Orleans residents, and now...has written one of the first complete accounts of that harrowing week, which sorts out the bewildering events of the storm and its aftermath, telling the stories of unsung heroes and incompetent officials alike."
Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge
details the CNN newsman's life in harrowing circumstances - tsunamis, war, famine, and flood. Cooper discusses his childhood, his relationship with his brother, his break into the media, and spends the last portion of his book detailing his time in New Orleans during Katrina's aftermath, presenting a view from the other side of the camera. (Biography: Cooper 2006)