Holding Back the Sea: The Struggle on the Gulf Coast to Save America

Holding Back the Sea: The Struggle on the Gulf Coast to Save America

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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. 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.

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  • ISBN 13: 9780061124242
  • ISBN 10: 0061124249
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 265
  • Size: 7.80" l x 5.30" w x 0.80" h
  • Weight: 0.572 lbs