Drowned City - Don Brown

Drowned City

By Don Brown

  • Publication Date: 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Science & Nature
4 Score: 4 (From 26 Ratings)

Book Overview

Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage—and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
        Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

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Users Reviews

  • The drowned city

    4
    By green bleach
    The book was good the artwork was amazing but it was bland at the same time
  • Drowned city

    3
    By NATNAJ
    I learned something from the book, but it was hard to read due to the type of font. We read it in an hour, and were surprised it went so fast. We were hoping for a novel on the subject, but the story was interesting.