New Orleans

Katrina: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, wiping out entire communities and taking thousands of lives. Rivlin focuses on New Orleans, conveying a vivid picture of what happened during the hurricane and the even greater catastrophe that occurred when the levees broke and entire sections of the city went underwater. New Orleans has always been unique, and Rivlin’s tale of the city’s reconstruction, both good and bad are here. Racism, poverty, great wealth and greed all played a part in the eventual remaking of a great city. – Barbara Hoagland