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The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley
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Jun 25, 2008

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

Coming off a the tearing good non fiction read of Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, I picked up "The Great Deluge" which has been on my to-read list for some time.

This book is another gripping page turner. I missed all of the Katrina coverage while it happened since I was in the grips of post partum depression at the time. I am sorry I did not take an interest at the time.

This book twines survivor versus tragedy as the horror of Katrina offers both in full measure. I have sympathy for the mayor, because I too often get too caught up in myself and do not make rational choices or view the big picture accurately. He is very human and a good object lesson that you have to take your responsibilities seriously and have correct priorities.

A great book and I'm only a quarter way in. Have your read it?

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