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Our Sleepless Nights: Surviving Katrina and Burying Miss Vera
by John R. Lee
Hurricane Katrina ranks among this country's worst disasters, but the social devastation that followed turned an already bad situation into a surreal urban nightmare. This is the story of how New Orleans resident John Lee weathered the physical storm only to be caught up in the ensuing anarchy. For nine days he remained in the heart of the city, bearing witness to the chao ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published October 15th 2006 by JRL Consulting Services, Inc.
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What an eye-opening book. Such a tragic event that took place right within our countries walls and yet stupidity took over. I could not believe how people could manage to actually loot items and kill people over tvs and computers. It was distubing to read that people were so cruel in times of need. I could not imagine being in a situation of fear 100% of the day. Wondering just what would happen if only I were to fall asleep for a little while. In times such as this it also makes one think that ...more
I had the good fortune of meeting John at the house about a year after he published the book. This is an important story to read. John and countless others lived outside the social contract for a period of time. His humanist qualities and resolve are to be admired his experience is surreal and a warning to us all. Subsequent tragedies have thankfully showed better action from our govt bodies, but it is amazing cautionary tale.
John R. Lee, M.D., ( - October 17th, 2003) was a pioneer and expert in the study and use of the hormone progesterone, and on the subject of hormone replacement therapy for women.More about John R. Lee...