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In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half-million homes--followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself.

In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.

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In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coas....

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"'The Great Deluge,' captures the human toll of Katrina as graphically as the most vivid newspaper and television accounts" -- New York Times Book Review

"[A] riveting story" -- Cokie Roberts

."likely to be the [account] against which other treatments of the subject will be judged." -- Daily Advertiser

[A] riveting story --Cokie Roberts

"An important, poignant and often-infuriating look at the tragedy."--Denver Post

"'The Great Deluge, ' captures the human toll of Katrina as graphically as the most vivid newspaper and television accounts"--New York Times Book Review

"An impassioned argument for sustained national interest in the aftermath of a catastrophe."--The Advocate

"Doug Brinkley's chronicle of Hurricane Katrina has a keen sense of history and context"--Graydon Carter

"If you've grown numb to the horror of Katrina, this will wake you up. It's a stirring and important book."--The Arizona Republic

"[A] riveting story"--Cokie Roberts

"You can call "The Great Deluge" history, or you can call it journalism. But it's good stuff"--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Written with verve and energy, this is Brinkley's best book to date."--Times Picayune

"The first historical book that has researched the available record on Katrina and is the closest to actual fact."--Gov. Kathleen Blanco

"More dispassionate and analytical books will be written about Katrina, few will capture the human drama as well as Brinkley's."--Financial Times

."..likely to be the [account] against which other treatments of the subject will be judged."--Daily Advertiser

The Great Deluge, captures the human toll of Katrina as graphically as the most vivid newspaper and television accounts --New York Times Book Review"

Doug Brinkley s chronicle of Hurricane Katrina has a keen sense of history and context --Graydon Carter"

[A] riveting story --Cokie Roberts"

The first historical book that has researched the available record on Katrina and is the closest to actual fact. --Gov. Kathleen Blanco"

More dispassionate and analytical books will be written about Katrina, few will capture the human drama as well as Brinkley s. --Financial Times"

An important, poignant and often-infuriating look at the tragedy. --Denver Post"

Written with verve and energy, this is Brinkley s best book to date. --Times Picayune"

An impassioned argument for sustained national interest in the aftermath of a catastrophe. --The Advocate"

You can call The Great Deluge history, or you can call it journalism. But it s good stuff --St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

If you ve grown numb to the horror of Katrina, this will wake you up. It s a stirring and important book. --The Arizona Republic"

likely to be the [account] against which other treatments of the subject will be judged. --Daily Advertiser"

..".likely to be the [account] against which other treatments of the subject will be judged."--Daily Advertiser

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