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The Great Deluge

Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

by Douglas Brinkley

The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley

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Brinkley rips the story of Katrina apart and relates what the category 3 hurricane was like from every point of view. The book finds the true heroes--such as Coast Guard officer Jimmy Duckworth, who oversaw the quick-thinking, lifesaving rescue efforts during the crucial first days of the crisis. And Tony Zumbado, the hurricane jock, who, in his role as an NBC videographer, first broke the stories of the anarchy at the convention center and the deaths at Memorial Hospital.

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Douglas Brinkley, a New Orleans resident and professor of history at Tulane University. His last three historical narratives were all New York Times Bestsellers: Tour of Duty, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, and Parish Priest.

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