"Finally, the much needed and long-untold story of a resilient society! Professor Smith provides a compelling narrative of the triumphs of the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast over the greatest natural disaster in America's history and the bureaucratic incompetence that accompanied it. Required reading for everyone wishing to know more about the resilience inherent in the American character."-Major General Warren C. Edwards, Executive Director of the Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI)
About the Author
James Patterson Smith is professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi.