In Katrina's Wake: The U.s. Coast Guard and the Gulf Coast Hurricanes of 2005
University Press OF FLORIDA
, 2010 - History
- 225 pages
Part of the New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology series, Canney's book is a testimonial to the courage and discipline of the members of the US Coast Guard in general, but specifically in the wake of the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disasters. Acting as a historical chronology as well as a suspenseful, adventure-filled account, Canney leads the reader through the paces of the storms and their aftermaths, using personal accounts and official records in his desire to give the Coast Guard, remarked as being the only government agency to successfully undertake its mission, the credit it deserves. Complete with a large picture section, notes, and a bibliography, this book should appeal to those interested in military and maritime history and those interested in the events surrounding the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. Caney is a historian and naval history author.