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Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

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Overcoming Katrina tells the stories of 27 New Orleanians as they fought to survive Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Their oral histories offer first-hand experiences: three days on a roof with Navy veteran Leonard Smith; at the convention center with waitress Eleanor Thornton; and with Willie Pitford, an elevator man, as he rescued 150 people in New Orleans East. O

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2009)
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