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Hurricane Katrina tore into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, raking away lives, buildings, and livelihoods in a place known for its picturesque, coastal views; its laid-back, artsy downtown; and its deep-dyed southern cordiality. The tragedy also revealed the inner workings of a community with an indomitable heart and profound neighborly bonds. Those connections often brought out the best in people under the worst of circumstances. In Under Surge, Under Siege , Ellis Anderson, who rode out the storm in her Bay St. Louis home and sheltered many neighbors afterwards, offers stories of generosity, heroism, and laughter in the midst of terror and desperate uncertainty.Divided into two parts, this book invites readers into the intimate enclave before, during, and after the storm. "Under Surge" focuses on connections between residents, then demonstrates how those bonds sustained them through the worst hurricane in U.S. history. "Under Siege" documents the first three years of the grinding aftermath, detailing the unforeseen burdens of stress and depression, insurance scandals, and opportunists that threatened to complete the annihilation of the plucky town. A blend of memoir, personal diary, and firsthand reportage, Under Surge, Under Siege creates a compelling American testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. PROLOGUE
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. BOOK ONE: UNDER SURGE
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. PART ONE. Storm Journal
  2. pp. 3-48
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  1. PART TWO. The Story of Bay Town Inn
  2. pp. 49-68
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  1. PART THREE. Storm Journal
  2. pp. 69-85
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  1. PART FOUR. Robyn’s Story
  2. pp. 86-113
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  1. PART FIVE. Storm Journal
  2. pp. 114-152
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  1. BOOK TWO: UNDER SEIGE
  2. pp. 153-154
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  1. PART SIX. Storm Journal
  2. pp. 155-193
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  1. PART SEVEN. Revelations
  2. pp. 194-246
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  1. PART EIGHT. Storm Journal
  2. pp. 247-262
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. pp. 263-266
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  1. RESOURCES
  2. pp. 267-271
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781604735031
Related ISBN
9781604735024
MARC Record
OCLC
652626118
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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