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Douglas Brinkley

Originally posted June 2006

The Great Deluge

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When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the fall of 2005, among the many thousands of people directly impacted was historian Douglas Brinkley, who teaches at Tulane University in New Orleans. Now he has written one of the first detailed accounts of the week of hell, a book called "The Great Deluge" in which he tries to put into context the response to one of the worst disasters in American history.

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