Non-fiction Disaster Books

Books written about various disasters
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293 books · 304 voters · list created January 4th, 2009 by Dara S. (votes) .
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Dara S. 6254 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3261 books
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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica What a great list! I've read a few of these books and have been looking for more like them to read. My thanks to the creator and the voters :D


message 3: by Cecelia (new)

Cecelia This is a great list, thanks


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Can we get World War Z off the list?! lol This is a great list, and though funny, discredits the legitimacy of the list with its inclusion! Thanks!


message 5: by Dara S. (new)

Dara S. Agreed. I took it off.


message 6: by Paul (new)

Paul Woohoo! Also, someone put Stephen King and Louis Sachar on here. But great list!


message 7: by M. (new)

M. West I am actually having a bit of a hard time with this. I am looking for books on disaster response/recovery, emergency management.

I thought it would be an easy thing to find a book like this on hurricane Katrina but all the books provide different perspectives, but none from FEMA or other emergency management teams. I want to read about the struggles of the organizations getting safety nets in place and how they did it, what worked, what failed, ect. I am not looking for books from the first hand perspectives of police or firemen, more of the planning area.

Do any of these books fit the bill? Thanks!


message 8: by Michele (new)

Michele Great List! But #69 The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
by Dennis Lehane is fiction.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It is indeed; will remove.


message 10: by Avis (last edited Dec 20, 2020 05:09PM) (new)

Avis Black There ought to be a rule that you actually have to have read the book before adding it to a Listopia list. One of persons who has put a ton of books on this list has most of them on his own personal To-Read list. He hasn't even read them himself.

It's an abuse of the whole purpose of these lists to do that. The whole point of these lists is to reflect the informed opinions of people who have actually read the books so that high-quality recommendations can be made to other readers. No one should be trying to change all the Listopia lists into their own personal to-read lists. That's what your own personal to-read list is for.


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