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User Review  - lesen - LibraryThing

Excellent and beautifully written. An account of the devastation and recovery of New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Sothern shares his personal experience of New Orleans, before and after Katrina, along with well-researched history of New Orleans. Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Written with a very liberal slant, I found this book to be too biased in blaming the government for the woes of those left behind. While certainly, there is enough blame to go around, the lack of ... Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This was probably more of a 3.5, but I really appreciated the perspective -- the author and his wife lived in New Orleans during Katrina and went back afterward to fix up their home and reestablish ... Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Adrienne - Goodreads

This gives examples and accounts of what REALLY happened during Hurricane Katrina. It reminded me of Thomas Hobbs and his famous saying that life is "nasty, brutish, and short". He also writes that ... Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Noah - Goodreads

Very good, very depressing. Sothern writes lean prose and doesn't get caught up in self-pity, and the end result is an unexpectedly touching love letter to New Orleans. Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Let me first say that I had high hopes for this book. I had read Eggers's Zeitoun earlier this year, and wanted to delve into the Katrina history some more. While some of the short chapters provided ... Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Ci546_Lynn - Goodreads

This was a great book about the struggles before, during, and after Katrina. The range of stories shows how the storm touched many different people. It is clear that the author loves New Orleans and has hope for its future. Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Meredyth - Goodreads

Uniquly accurate..while maintaining a witty and ..however there can be, enjoyable way to read Mr. Southern's evacuation from the hurrican, and the experiences he encountered. Not a delightful subject..yet a delightful author and book. Great phoyographs by Nikki Page. Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Everyone must read this: my friend wrote it. Read full review

Review: Down in New Orleans: Reflections from a Drowned City

User Review  - Andrea V. - Goodreads

This book of essays about New Orleans was written by my cousin Billy, an attorney who helps impoverished people facing the death penalty get a fair trial. He describes the impact of the hurricane on ... Read full review


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