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Deadly Indifference : Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Disease Pandemics, and the Failed Politics of Disasters,9781589794856

Deadly Indifference : Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Disease Pandemics, and the Failed Politics of Disasters

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9781589794856

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1589794850
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
6/16/2011
Publisher(s):
Natl Book Network
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Summary

This is the first book by a former high government official about the realities of both natural and manmade disasters as they impact the public. Free from excuses, the book begins with Brown's experience during Hurricane Katrina, the largest federal response to a natural disaster in U.S. history. The realities of dealing with disasters are discussed in this timely book, one that warns us of calamities yet to come as Brown and Schwarz soberly detail what disasters are preventable and what, tragically, will not be.

Table of Contents

Welcome to D.C.p. 1
A Little Backgroundp. 21
They Warned Me There'd Be Storms Like Katrinap. 25
The City Built Under Waterp. 31
Hurricane Charley, Our Baptism by Firep. 61
Disaster Politicsp. 65
Anticipation Becomes Realityp. 69
The Aftermath Beginsp. 97
The Violence Beginsp. 129
The Media Intrudep. 133
How the Media Fuel Indifferencep. 169
You Live Where?p. 185
Afterwordp. 201
Behind the Scenes: What You Didn't Read, See, or Hearp. 205
With Time Comes Understandingp. 217
Indexp. 221
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