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Social Science - Disasters & Disaster Relief
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Author: Lawrence Wright
Release Date: June 08, 2021
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, whose best-selling thriller The End of the October all but predicted our current pandemic, comes another momentus account, this time of COVID-19: its origins, its myriad repercussions, and ...
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Author: Jon Mooallem | Narrator: Ray Porter
Release Date: March 24, 2020
The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together“A powerful, heart-wrenching book, as much art as it is journalism.”—The Wall Street Journal ...
Author: Henry Fountain | Narrator: Robert Fass
Release Date: August 08, 2017
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice • A riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history—the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega&md...
Author: Michael Punke | Narrator: Christopher Grove
Release Date: March 29, 2016
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Revenant--basis for the award-winning motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio--tells the remarkable story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history. The worst ...
Author: Gretel Ehrlich | Narrator: Sumalee Montano
Release Date: November 15, 2013
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)****Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year (2013)**A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated...
Author: Sheri Fink | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s 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.In the tradition of the best investigative...
Author: Amanda Ripley | Narrator: Kirsten Potter
Release Date: June 10, 2008
Discover how human beings react to danger—and what makes the difference between life and death“Fascinating and useful . . . [shows that] the most important variable in an emergency is your own behavior.”—The New York TimesToda...
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Author: Michael Capuzzo | Narrator: Len Cariou
Release Date: May 08, 2001
Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launch...
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