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Caroline Gerdes

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Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Wed., Aug. 30, 7 p.m. 2017


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Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. The Bush administration's slow, dysfunctional, and frankly racist response increased the pain and anguish of the communities affected by the disaster and flooded the rest of the nation with horror stories. I'll never forget the photos of bodies floating down the street, of National Guardsmen training their rifles on citizens who they were supposed to be saving, of "Xs" representing the dead spray-painted on houses, and the reports of reporters shitting in the hallways of the Superdome. We're still not done sifting through the wreckage, as attested by journalist Caroline Gerdes's new book, An Oral History of the New Orleans Ninth Ward. If you weren't of thinking age during Katrina, go learn the people's history of this thing. If you were, go add unto your stores of memory. RICH SMITH

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily 10 am-7 pm

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  • Wed., Aug. 30, 7 p.m. 2017