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eBook Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered ePub

by Anderson Cooper,Kathleen Koch

  • ISBN: 0895873834
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Anderson Cooper,Kathleen Koch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher (July 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 264
  • ePub book: 1117 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1914 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 560

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Kathleen Koch, Anderson Cooper. ISBN: 0895873842; Издательство: John F. Blair Publisher. Those who read this moving story of the small town of Bay St. Louis and the Mississippi Gulf Coast will discover an entire region that did just that. Hurricane Katrina left Eddie Favre, the affable mayor of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, with nothing but the shirt and shorts he was wearing. State and local officials offered to send him pants, but Favre declined. The 2005 hurricane season was the most devastating in history. People from the Bahamas to Mexico to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida suffered a record 15 hurricanes, four of which reached Category 5 strength.

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, was the former home of CNN correspondent Koch. Here the veteran reporter chronicles how her hometown lost it all and found what mattered. ISBN13: 9780895873842. Release Date: August 2010.

Kathleen Koch spent much of her childhood on the Mississippi Gulf Cost, where on August 29, 2005, entire towns were reduced to shoulder-high rubble by Katrina’s roaring winds and unprecedented thirty-plus-foot storm serge. As a CNN correspondent at that time, she was assigned to cover the storm and its aftermath. Little did she know that this assignment became a very personal one. Kathleen reported form the sites of once-beautiful homes - including her own - stripped to their concrete pads. Kathleen Koch's efforts in the national media ensured the Mississippi Gulf Coast was not forgotten. Time and time again, she reiterated the message that Katrina came ashore where we both grew up in Hancock County, Mississippi. We will always be thankful to all the volunteers that gave of their time and resources to help. The random acts of kindness you will hear about in the book can't help but renew your faith and humble you at the same time

Kathleen Koch is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former longtime CNN correspondent based in Washington, .

Kathleen Koch is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former longtime CNN correspondent based in Washington, . Her book Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered won the 2011 Gold Award from Independent Publishers for Best Nonfiction in the Southeast Region. Her two documentaries on Bay St. Louis's recovery received a New York Festivals Gold Medal.

Kathleen Koch is a former CNN correspondent and author of this week's pick, "Rising From Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All And Found What Mattered," published by Blair. Part of the proceeds will go to charities still helping Katrina victims on the Gulf Coast.

Author Kathleen Koch, ahead of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, said she .

Author Kathleen Koch, ahead of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, said she was crippled by guilt as she reported on the storm-battered South and lost her faith in the government's ability to help its people in the wake of natural disaster. The longtime CNN correspondent, who is signing copies of her tome "Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost it All and Found What Mattered"at Politics and Prose in Washington, . on Wednesday, said she doubts all future federal response efforts.

In my 2010 book, Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered, I. .

In my 2010 book, Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered, I relate the story of a 7-year-old evacuee from Mississippi whose teacher in Orlando, Fl. scolded him months after the storm when he challenged her assertion that New Orleans alone caught the brunt of the hurricane. Kathleen Koch, a former longtime CNN correspondent from the Gulf Coast, covered Hurricane Katrina and wrote two prize-winning documentaries and an award-winning book on her hometown's recovery:Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered.

2011 Gold Award winner for Best Non-fiction in the Southeast Region from Independent Publishers and Honorable Mention for 2011 Book of the Year in the Regional Category from ForeWord Reviews. Hurricane Katrina left Eddie Favre, the affable mayor of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, with nothing but the shirt and shorts he was wearing. State and local officials offered to send him pants, but Favre declined. ''Wearing long pants sends a signal that everything is okay,'' he insisted. ''And until such time as everything is okay here, I'll wear my shorts.''Even George W. Bush took notice. ''I arrive here at this important school and he's got short pants on,'' the president remarked during a visit nearly five months after the storm. ''Eddie, I like a man who sticks to his guns.''Those who read this moving story of the small town of Bay St. Louis and the Mississippi Gulf Coast will discover an entire region that did just that.The 2005 hurricane season was the most devastating in history. People from the Bahamas to Mexico to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida suffered a record 15 hurricanes, four of which reached Category 5 strength.Katrina was the costliest. Images from the Superdome and the rooftops of New Orleans are seared into the American consciousness.But few realize the Mississippi Gulf Coast was where Katrina hit full force and where the destruction was worst. Entire towns were reduced to shoulder-high rubble by the winds and the unprecedented 30-foot storm surge.Bay St. Louis was the former home of CNN correspondent Kathleen Koch. From her initial Katrina assignment in Alabama, Koch headed west in the storm's aftermath. The closer she got to her community, the more personal the story became. Old friends asked her to search for loved ones whose bodies would soon be found. She reported from the sites of once-beautiful homes--including her own--stripped to their concrete pads. Time and again, she heard residents pleas to spread the word about the dire needs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.Rising from Katrina is a story of the kindness of strangers, of minor miracles--and, above all, of how despite bureaucratic snarls and insurance battles a region rolled up its sleeves and rebuilt. It is also the story of a veteran reporter who, struggling to maintain her objectivity amid loss, traveled her own personal path from devastation to recovery.

Comments

Kelerius Kelerius
Kathleen and I are hometown friends and when she first approached me about her writing this book and needing photos, I was completely on board since I was working in Florida when Katrina came through as a Category 1. We knew back then that Katrina was gong to be a monster, but little did we know that our very own hometown would be Ground Zero for the single most horrifying natural disaster the Mississippi Gulf Coast had ever seen in recorded history. Her chapters, along with many of my photos, does a very accurate job of describing the survivors, the tough Mississippians who literally fought for their lives from not just the storm, but brutal end of August sweltering heat, starvation, slow to respond rescue efforts and the amazing efforts of every day people helping everyone to make it back from what seemed an impossibly hard recovery.- Mark P.
WtePSeLNaGAyko WtePSeLNaGAyko
Kathleen Koch has written a book that recounts the aftermath of Katrina from the perspective of an objective, seasoned reporter, as well as the very personal and emotional side of this disaster as experienced by someone who loves the area. By sharing the stories of some of the families living in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, the book paints a vivid portrait of how life was changed dramatically for everyone who survived Katrina - and how they came together to rebuild their beloved city and their lives. The fact that the author grew up in this idyllic setting and has ties with many of the families makes this an even more compelling read. While reading this book, I found my emotions ran the gamut - suspense wondering who survives and how; anger at the incompetence of the government bureaucrats; sadness over the loss of so many lives; and finally amazement at the strength and optimism of so many of the townspeople. I thought that I knew a lot about Katrina, until I read this book - it gave me new insight and compassion for the people in the Gulf Coast who are still rebuilding their towns and lives in the aftermath of this horrible disaster.
Lonesome Orange Kid Lonesome Orange Kid
TRUTH! While New Orleans waited on the gov't, Bay St. Louis & Waveland MS got to work! Even though it has been 10 years reading this brought it all back full force. Katrina changed many peoples lives including mine. Loved Bay St. Lois MS before Katrina and someday I hope to go back!
Dddasuk Dddasuk
If you lived thru it, it's like picking at a scab, if you just watched it doesn't really tell the whole story - but what could? If you were too young to remember - I'm not sure. We got out the day before with the dog and what would go in the car, lost some neighbors and our home. Friends scattered across 10 states, now just email links.
Mozel Mozel
I was in Gulfport visiting the Library when I noticed this book. Ordered the book from Amazon as soon as I returned to Toledo. Could not put it down. While reading I could identify some of the areas I visited. Thank you for making the book come alive for me. I could feel your soul and heart as I read. I felt the pain, love and compassion you felt for your family. Thank you so much for sharing your memories. God was with you.
Zeus Wooden Zeus Wooden
Factual story written with passion. The Mississippi people are hard working, stronger than the storm !
Their story & devastation was over shadowed by the failing of levees in New Orleans. The eye
of Katrina was MS, not New Orleans. Reading the story brought sadness to my heart & reminded
me that we can not control these storms. We just have to prepare for them ! Bought the book
for several friends.
Yozshujind Yozshujind
I teach disaster management at Delaware Technical and Community College and the Katrina catastrophe is a big part of the development of our country's disaster management program. This personal view, of a part of the disaster that never got much press, should be in the library of anyone interested in the subject. Ms. Koch did a marvelous job of presenting the human side of the disaster.
A great book about the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Hurricane Katrina. Great insight on the cities of Bay St Louis and Waveland. I have bought copies of this book for friends of mine. I enjoyed it that much.