Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost it All and Found what Mattered (Google eBook)

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John F. Blair, Publisher, Jan 1, 2010 - Bay Saint Louis (Miss.) - 358 pages
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Bay St. Louis was the former home of CNN correspondent Kathleen Koch. From her initial Katrina assignment in Alabama, Koch headed west in the storms aftermath. The closer she got to her community, the more personal the story became. Rising from Katrina is a story of the kindness of strangers, of minor miraclesand, 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.
  

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User Review  - IndiependentBooks - LibraryThing

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 We have all seen the images of Katrina. Years later we still see images and our hearts are broken. But (besides actually being there) there is nothing like the spoken word ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth Kelley - Goodreads

Since moving to MS I have been interested in the damage that was done from Katrina. So much was publicized about New Orleans and not such reported about MS. This book reflected the destruction and the strength and tenacity of the MS people. Great read - very inspiring as a fellow Mississippian. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Anderson Cooper
3
The Assignment
13
Getting Ready
19
The Storm
28
The Aftermath
42
Return to the Bay
82
Final Search
101
Bodies and Beds
112
Disaster Tours
206
Mardi Gras
221
Hurricane Season
237
Oneyear Anniversary
252
Fall 2006
265
Winter of Discontent
275
Second Anniversary
288
Third Anniversary
305

Faith to Go On
130
Wakeup Call
155
Fall Rituals
167
Thanksgiving
181
Holidays
197
Fourth Anniversary and Beyond
315
Authors Note
345
Acknowledgments
346
Index
347
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