Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

by Jed Horne
     
 

As an editor of New Orleans' daily newspaper, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Times-Picayune, Jed Horne had a front-row seat to the city's collapse into chaos during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, in this updated edition of his highly praised Breach of Faith, Horne carries forward his remarkable chronicle to provide an assessment of the city's… See more details below

Overview

As an editor of New Orleans' daily newspaper, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Times-Picayune, Jed Horne had a front-row seat to the city's collapse into chaos during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Two years later, in this updated edition of his highly praised Breach of Faith, Horne carries forward his remarkable chronicle to provide an assessment of the city's recovery and long-term prospects-one that is encouraging but also deeply disturbing. Horne takes readers into the private worlds and inner thoughts of storm victims from all walks of life to weave a tapestry as intricate and vivid as the city itself. Lackluster government officials, thieves, nurses, urban visionaries, grieving mothers, entrepreneurs with an eye for quick profit at public expense-all of these lives collide in a chronicle that is harrowing, angry, often slyly ironic. In Breach of Faith, Jed Horne has created a spellbinding epic of one of the worst disasters of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400065523
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/11/2006
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

1A Camille on Betsy's track3
2When Wallyworld closes at four22
3An imperfect storm41
4Real ugly, real fast48
5Decaf cigarettes and golden carp73
6Other Texans, other times83
7Media in the moment106
8At least somebody had a plan120
9Code gray132
10Like bricks on Jell-O145
11Help yourself168
12A rockets jersey and a picture of Jesus187
13Reversal of fortune200
14In search of common ground218
15If they can rebuild Beirut232
16Crunch time243
17Sue the bastards254
18A comparable catastrophe275
19Visions of a city reborn288
20Blue tarps in a chocolate city306
21Shrink-proof city315
22Safe enough for cows327
23Children with bad timing341
24Failure is not an option361
25Summing up374

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