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  • FIRST THE DEAD. by Downs, Tim.
    Downs, Tim.
    FIRST THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book in the Bug Man series featuring forensic entomologist Nick Polchak. This is set in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina hit. 363 pp. ISBN: 978159554049.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 48862
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  • ZEITOUN. by Eggers, Dave.
    Eggers, Dave.
    ZEITOUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). Hardcover first edition - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received…

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    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). Hardcover first edition - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received the American Book Award. A few years later, his wife filed for divorce and he was arrested and indicted not only for extremely violent abuse but for allegedly conspiring to have his ex-wife murdered. He was acquitted of the murder-related charges which came from a "non-credible" source, but convicted of abuse, and for some this cast doubt on the entire story - although itis undeniable that the government's response to Katrina was not only inadequate but focused more on protecting property than on saving lives. At the end of the book, Eggers portrays them as broken but hopeful - unfortunately, they were not only broken but destroyed. 347 pp plus ads. ISBN: 978-1934781630.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. Band wrapped around back cover.

    Book ID: 72593
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  • ZEITOUN. by Eggers, Dave.
    Eggers, Dave.
    ZEITOUN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). SIGNED hardcover - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received the…

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    San Francisco: McSweeney's (2009). SIGNED hardcover - The story of one man's experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his wife (born in Louisiana and a convert to Islam) and children leave for safety. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to assist other stranded residents, before being arrested at one of his rental properties along with three other men by an armed squad. They were swept into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality and imprisoned as suspected terrorists; for a long time all his family knew was that he had "disappeared." Highly praised at the time of its publication, this received the American Book Award. A few years later, his wife filed for divorce and he was arrested and indicted not only for extremely violent abuse but for allegedly conspiring to have his ex-wife murdered. He was acquitted of the murder-related charges which came from a "non-credible" source, but convicted of abuse, and for some this cast doubt on the entire story - although itis undeniable that the government's response to Katrina was not only inadequate but focused more on protecting property than on saving lives. At the end of the book, Eggers portrays them as broken but hopeful - unfortunately, they were not only broken but destroyed. SIGNED on the title page. 347 pp plus ads. ISBN: 978-1934781630.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. Band wrapped around back cover.

    Book ID: 73116
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  • FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. by Fink, Sheri.
    Fink, Sheri.
    FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith…

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    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and more. Named an ALA Notable Book and one of the New York Timess Best Ten Books of the Year. INSCRIBED and dated in 2014 on the title page by Fink, and uncommon thus. Notes, index. xviii, 558 pp. Full color illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0307718969.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70013
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  • NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane. by Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    Inglese, Demaree, M. D. with Diana G. Gallagher,
    NO ORDINARY HEROES: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food…

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    New York: Kensington, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A true account of just one of the disastrous events following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, by the Medical Director of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, one of the largest jails in the country. From the dustjacket: "No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005. Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr. Inglese and his colleagues - deputies, nurses, and doctors - had a monumental disaster on their hands. Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food stores dwindling, conditions at the jail deteriorated rapidly as temperatures inside soared in the blistering summer heat. Cut off from help, the medical staff struggled to care for thousands of inmates, staff, and neighborhood residents while deputies struggled to maintain order. Through it all loomed the constant menace of the prison inmates, many of them desperate to survive or possibly escape. Rioting prisoners, burning buildings, SWAT team rescues, and medical emergencies all conspired to create a storm within a storm: a trial weathered by the courage and perseverance of a dedicated few who worked to the breaking point and beyond." Illustrated with an inserted section of 47 color photographs and drawings of the floor plan. Author's note. vii, 327 pp. ISBN: 9780806528311.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 40294
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  • BURNT BLACK. by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    BURNT BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel featuring Cliff St James, now reinstated as a detective in the New Orleans Police Department, and working as a mixed martial arts coach. A year and a half after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina, much of city is still damaged and in ruins. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312581817.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68611
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  • GOOD JUNK; by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    GOOD JUNK;

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring Cliff St James, now reinstated as a detective in the New Orleans Police Department, set in a city still devastated by the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-0312600891.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68613
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  • STORM DAMAGE. by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    STORM DAMAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Cliff St James, a former cop and mixed martial arts coach, who becomes a private investigator in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the devasting damage it did to New Orleans. In a city overwhelmed with murder and mayhem, the last murder before a Category 5 hurricane wiped out New Orleans was quickly forgotten and remained unsolved - that is, until St. James was hired to look into it. SIGNED on the title page. 307 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket. (upper corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 68905
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  • STORM DAMAGE. by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    STORM DAMAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Cliff St James, a former cop and mixed martial arts coach, who becomes a private investigator in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the devasting damage it did to New Orleans. In a city overwhelmed with murder and mayhem, the last murder before a Category 5 hurricane wiped out New Orleans was quickly forgotten and remained unsolved - that is, until St. James was hired to look into it. 307 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket (tear to upper edge of back cover).

    Book ID: 68906
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  • STORM DAMAGE. by Kovacs, Ed.
    Kovacs, Ed.
    STORM DAMAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Cliff St James, a former cop and mixed martial arts coach, who becomes a private investigator in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the devasting damage it did to New Orleans. In a city overwhelmed with murder and mayhem, the last murder before a Category 5 hurricane wiped out New Orleans was quickly forgotten and remained unsolved. Until St. James was hired to look into it. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0312581817.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68547
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  • UPSIDE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. by Lamana, Julie T.
    Lamana, Julie T.
    UPSIDE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2014). First edition - Novel for older children about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from the viewpoint of a young girl - "Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. .. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she s older, wiser, more responsible. But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Nines of New Orleans, Armani realizes that being ten means being brave, watching loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm. " 313 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63474
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