Contraflow: From New Orleans to Houston

Contraflow: From New Orleans to Houston

by BIll Herrington

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997649628
Publisher: William P. Herrington
Publication date: 08/03/2016
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

As a corporate banker in New Orleans for 20 years, Bill Herrington actively supported community education alongside his wife Frances, a teacher. He uses his unique perspective of the extraordinary leadership witnessed after Katrina to raise funds to support education of youth impacted by natural disasters or family tragedies.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION

1: Three days Before the Storm
A History of Community Activism
A Reform Agenda Takes Hold
The Press Conference that Never Happened

2: Two days Before the Storm
A Disastrous Experiment
The Contraflow Surprise
A Vicious Curveball

PART TWO: UNPRECEDENTED DAMAGE

3: The Storm
One Day After the Storm
Two Days After the Storm
Three Days After the Storm
A "John Wayne Dude"

4: Heartbreak at Airline Highway and Causeway
Hatching an Unlikely Plan
The Eeriest Sight
Flooding the "Saucer"

5: Fifteen Minutes and Four Hefty Bags
Black Stew
The Essentials
The Piano

6: The Rescue
Guns and Crucifixes
The Choppers
We All Have Problems

7: Contraflow to Houston
"We're Taking 'Em All"
The Buses are Coming
Unprecedented Leadership
Valuable Lessons
The Wicked Stepmother

PART THREE: RECOVERY

8: Home Away From Home
A Brotherhood of Sorts
Sixth-Floor Solidarity
The Merger

9: A World of Difference
A Close-Knit Community
A Man for Others
The Lost Children of Katrina
Silver Linings
Thanks Houston

10: Returning Home
Out on a Limb
Gone
The Looters
A Little Louisiana Ingenuity

11: Stirring up the Hornets
An Exhilarating Coup Before the storm
The Easiest $20 I Ever Made
An Unforgettable Return
"Awn it Like a Hawnet"

12: Visiting Mr. Harrigan
The Four-Letter Word
Mr. Harrigan
Looking Back

Ten years after the storm

Bibliography
Index

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