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  • ISBN: 0544673050
  • ISBN: 9780544673052
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015]

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Summary, etc.: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.
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Title details screen (OverDrive, viewed May 7, 2015).
Subject: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Racism -- United States
Social classes -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Disaster victims
Social classes
Louisiana -- New Orleans
United States
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