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Hallowell, Christopher

Holding Back the Sea

The Struggle on the Gulf Coast to Save America

illustrated ed

€ 19.49

Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and talking about when the Big One would strike and do even more damage. Katrina was that hurricane, predictedand imagined before she struck, but so much worse in her reality. Holding Back the Sea is about the consequences of ignoring the warning signs that nature provides and the struggle to convince the rest of the country that South Louisiana lay in the path of destruction. The signs were not subtle; there were Hurricanes Andrew in 1992, George and Mitch in 1998, and Ivan in 2004, among others. At one time or another in their journeys north, they all threatened New Orleans. Some had headed right for the city before veering to the east and west, sparing the Big Easy and reinforcing the nickname. But the Big Easy ended -- at least in reputation -- on August 29, 2005, when the Big One came ashore as Katrina.

Taal / Language : English

Introduction xv
one Jim Daisy`s Legacy 1(10)
two No Marsh, No Oysters 11(28)
three Dying and Resurrection in South Louisiana 39(28)
four Oil Now and Then 67(30)
five The Prince of Shrimpers 97(18)
six Peanut`s Hunt 115(22)
seven The Marsh Eaters 137(16)
eight The Mistake 153(28)
nine Jack Caldwell`s Big Day 181(10)
ten Lessons Learned 191(22)
eleven LA Goes to D.C. 213(16)
twelve Coming to Terms 229(16)
Selected Sources 245(6)
Suggested Additional Reading 251(2)
Index 253
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Paperback / softback
265 pagina's
Januari 2005
263 gram
205 x 136 x 19 mm

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