Bestselling historian Douglas Brinkley, a professor at Tulane University, lived through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina with his fellow New Orleans residents, and now inThe Great Deluge
he 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. Get a sample of his story--and clarify your own memories--by looking through thedetailed timeline
he has put together of the preparation, the hurricane, and the response to one of the worst disasters in American history.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.