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The Resource Katrina : after the flood, Gary Rivlin

Katrina : after the flood, Gary Rivlin

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Katrina : after the flood
Title
Katrina
Title remainder
after the flood
Statement of responsibility
Gary Rivlin
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana--on August 29, 2005--journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting affects not just on the city's geography and infrastructure--but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of one of this nation's great cities. Much of New Orleans still sat under water the first time Gary Rivlin glimpsed the city after Hurricane Katrina. Then a staff reporter for The New York Times Four out of every five houses--eighty percent of the city's housing stock--had been flooded. Around that same proportion of schools and businesses were wrecked. The weight of all that water on the streets cracked gas and water and sewer pipes all around town and the deluge had drowned almost every power substation and rendered unusable most of the city's water and sewer system. People living in flooded areas of the city could not be expected to pay their property taxes for the foreseeable future. Nor would all those boarded-up businesses--21,000 of the city's 22,000 businesses were still shuttered six months after the storm--be contributing their share of sales taxes and other fees to the city's coffers. Six weeks after the storm, the city laid off half its workforce--precisely when so many people were turning to its government for help. Meanwhile, cynics both in and out of the Beltway were questioning the use of taxpayer dollars to rebuild a city that sat mostly below sea level. How could the city possibly come back? This book traces the stories of New Orleanians of all stripes--politicians and business owners, teachers and bus drivers, poor and wealthy, black and white--as they confront the aftermath of one of the great tragedies of our age and reconstruct, change, and in some cases abandon a city that's the soul of this nation
Summary
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana—on August 29, 2005—journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm’s immediate damage, the city of New Orleans’s efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm’s lasting effects not just on the city’s geography and infrastructure—but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of one of this nation’s great cities
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435824
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
363.34/922/09763/35
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
after the flood
Label
Katrina : after the flood, Gary Rivlin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2141515
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn906814084
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781451692266
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3EB698E4-134C-476B-A9D4-2D9CFB572ED9
System control number
(OCoLC)906814084
Label
Katrina : after the flood, Gary Rivlin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2141515
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn906814084
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451692266
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3EB698E4-134C-476B-A9D4-2D9CFB572ED9
System control number
(OCoLC)906814084

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