Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Breach of Faith -- Katrina first-person stories. - 'Breach of Faith' is New Orleans' story:
"Her story is one of many that author Jed Horne weaves into his wide-ranging, ambitious retelling of the Aug. 29 storm and its aftermath. Horne, metro editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, combines diverse eyewitness accounts with exhaustive reporting to tell a story that, in some ways, began not Aug. 29, 2005, but decades ago.

Horne was part of the team of reporters and editors who won two Pulitzer Prizes for Katrina coverage, and he captures with heartbreaking detail how unprepared New Orleans was for the disaster about to happen. Even those who heeded the first mandatory evacuation order in the city's history left with few belongings, assuming they would be home in a matter of days."

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