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The Resource We're still here ya bastards : how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city, Roberta Brandes Gratz

We're still here ya bastards : how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city, Roberta Brandes Gratz

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We're still here ya bastards : how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city
Title
We're still here ya bastards
Title remainder
how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Brandes Gratz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is one of the darkest chapters is American history. A toxic combination of government neglect and socioeconomic inequality turned a crisis into a tragedy. The storm completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units, causing unprecedented destruction. The response to Katrina is a topic of unending debate and anger. But out of the rubble, there is hope. Watching coverage of the hurricane on television in 2005, noted urbanist and veteran journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz knew that the best chance for the city's recovery came from the people who would return to New Orleans. She also knew that she wanted to see for herself how the city would respond. Two years later, after having made several trips to the area and written several articles, Gratz bought a house in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans and immersed herself in the life of the city. We're Still Here Ya Bastards presents an unprecedented panoramic look at New Orleans' recovery in the years following the hurricane. From the Lower Ninth Ward to the storied French Quarter, Gratz shares the stories of people who returned to their homes and have taken the rebuilding of their city into their own hands. An internationally renowned urban critic, Gratz shows how the city is recovering despite erroneous governmental policies that serve private interests rather than the public good. By telling stories that are often ignored by the mainstream media, We're Still Here Ya Bastards shows the strength and resilience of a community that continues to work to rebuild New Orleans"--
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307.1/2160976335
Index
index present
LC call number
HN80.N45
LC item number
G73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
We're still here ya bastards : how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city, Roberta Brandes Gratz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893455135
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781568587448
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893455135
Label
We're still here ya bastards : how the people of New Orleans rebuilt their city, Roberta Brandes Gratz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893455135
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781568587448
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014047653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)893455135

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