Monday, May 08, 2006

The Great Deluge

Douglas Brinkley, the New Orleans historian and Stephen Ambrose protege, has released his historical narrative describing in depth the mayhem in New Orleans through the first week after the storm.

This is a must have book -- and clearly describes the boneheaded moves of government and lifts the individual heroes who gave of themselves in the face of the Army Corps of Engineers great feat of mass murder to their rightful position.

You can read reviews and purchase it online by clicking HERE.



Anonymous Lisa said...

Thanks for making me aware of this book .I picked it up yesterday at barnes & Noble and will start reading it this weekend.

2:39 PM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous humidhaney said...

Please post something about this Nagin Timeline. Folks need to see how badly he has executed as mayor over the years.


12:01 PM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Douglas Brinkley is the most arogant asshole I have ever heard (from one table away at Commanders, applying for his job at Tulane), he is so full of himself I wouldn't read a word of it even if it were 1005 true

11:10 PM, May 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finished THE GREAT DELUGE. What an eye-opener. The failure in leadership at many levels is very disturbing. It confirmed what I have long believed: 99% of the time, politicians make the worst leaders. And we elect them. Shame on them. Shame on us.

Be that as it may, this book is an excellent narrative sequence of events.

And it is good to know, that the military (Coast Gaurd) and numeorus common folk were genuine heros. It hsows that there still are some good people out there.

8:42 PM, October 26, 2006  

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