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The Resource Down in New Orleans : reflections from a drowned city, Billy Sothern ; photographs by Nikki Page

Down in New Orleans : reflections from a drowned city, Billy Sothern ; photographs by Nikki Page

Label
Down in New Orleans : reflections from a drowned city
Title
Down in New Orleans
Title remainder
reflections from a drowned city
Statement of responsibility
Billy Sothern ; photographs by Nikki Page
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Post-Katrina New Orleans hasn't been an easy place to live, it hasn't been an easy place to be in love, it hasn't been an easy place to take care of yourself or see the bright side of things." So reflects Billy Sothern in this insider's chronicle of the 2005 disaster and the year that followed. Sothern, a death penalty lawyer who with his wife, photographer Nikki Page, arrived in the Crescent City four years ahead of Katrina, delivers a quintessentially American story. Writing with an idealist's passion, a journalist's eye for detail, and a lawyer's attention to injustice, Sothern recounts their struggle to come to terms with the enormity of the apocalyptic scenario they managed to live through
  • He guides the reader on a journey through post-storm New Orleans and an array of indelible images, prisoners abandoned in their cells with waters rising, a longtime New Orleans resident of Middle Eastern descent unfairly imprisoned in the days following the hurricane, trailer-bound New Orleanians struggling to make ends meet but celebrating with abandon during Mardi Gras, Latino construction workers living in their trucks."--BOOK JACKET
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266597
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1977-
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Sothern, Billy
Dewey number
976.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Page, Nicci
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True
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  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hurricanes
  • Disaster victims
  • Emergency management
Target audience
adult
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reflections from a drowned city
Label
Down in New Orleans : reflections from a drowned city, Billy Sothern ; photographs by Nikki Page
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A man leaves home -- A stranger comes to town -- "This blues is just too big" -- A dollar short -- Poor, nasty, brutish, and short -- Not in my backyard -- Left to die -- Bring the war home -- The dry run of the apocalypse -- History repeats itself -- Going home -- Oxford town -- I do believe I've had enough -- Everyday reminders -- Second line -- Gideon's blues -- Live from the Circle Bar -- Corporate limits -- Fat Tuesday -- Hard lot -- La Nueva Orleans -- Yours in struggle -- In the parish -- Not resigned -- Epitaph
Control code
000041199299
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 346 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780520251496
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Down in New Orleans : reflections from a drowned city, Billy Sothern ; photographs by Nikki Page
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A man leaves home -- A stranger comes to town -- "This blues is just too big" -- A dollar short -- Poor, nasty, brutish, and short -- Not in my backyard -- Left to die -- Bring the war home -- The dry run of the apocalypse -- History repeats itself -- Going home -- Oxford town -- I do believe I've had enough -- Everyday reminders -- Second line -- Gideon's blues -- Live from the Circle Bar -- Corporate limits -- Fat Tuesday -- Hard lot -- La Nueva Orleans -- Yours in struggle -- In the parish -- Not resigned -- Epitaph
Control code
000041199299
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 346 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780520251496
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill.

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