How A Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and your Family From Disasters

Book - 2009
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Encourages Americans to adopt a culture of disaster preparedness, drawing on examples from Hurricane Katrina to outline practical suggestions on how to prepare for and respond to catastrophic events.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416599005
Branch Call Number: 363.34 Honore
363.34 Honore
Characteristics: ix, 274 p., [16] p. of pates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Martz, Ron 1947-


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May 08, 2012

It sounds like a book that glorifies this guys's heroic acts throughout this particular disaster. Not to take away from those acts, but I did not find him worthy of so much of my time when there were many other heroes involved.

Oct 16, 2011

The description for this book says "riveting". Over-the-top seems more accurate. An example is the lists of emergency supplies at the back of the book. Yes, it would be nice to have all of that stuff handy in an emergency, but it would fill a small car to the point of the driver not being able to fit.
One assumes that a library patron taking this book home is interested in disaster preparedness, yet a large part of the book is devoted to why we must be interested in disaster preparedness, with examples from hurricane Katrina. Add to that the intensely militaristic tone of Lt. General Honore, and this book was an absolute turn-off for this reader.
Good, practical lists for survival necessities are available from the Red Cross website. For further lessons in disaster preparedness, join your local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and learn how to apply those lessons in real situations. This reader will keep searching for a good disaster preparedness book.


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