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Time: Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Changed America
     

Time: Hurricane Katrina: The Storm That Changed America

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by Editors of Time Magazine, Time Magazine (Manufactured by)
 
On Sept. 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 80% 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

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On Sept. 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 80% 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, even as 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933405131
Publisher:
Time Home Entertainment, Inc
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Time Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.37(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.75(d)

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My 11 year old picked this one out her school in New Orleans was destroyed by Katrina. The pictures are great and most captions were too, some were inaccurate p.37 ¿Patience wears thin at Superdome¿ was taken at the Convention Center. I found some of the articles to have a leftist slant depending on the photographer who wrote it. And Thomas Dworzak took great pictures but his commentary was lacking¿many rich, middle class, and poor white people lost everything. There was also an inaccuracy on page 35 shows the Industrial Canal levee breech on the Arabi side it should have been on the Ninth Ward side.