Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the near death of a Great American city

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jed Horne
Narrator: Andrew L. Barnes
Genres: History, Politics, North America, Current Affairs, American Politics
Publisher: Legacy Audio Books
Published In: August 2007
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 18 hours
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While others were attempting to escape the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Times-Picayune metro editor Jeff Horne was wading into the story of this great American catastrophe. With unflagging energy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tracked the unfolding epic, from families huddled on island rooftops and marauding looters to FEMA miscues and missed opportunities. His richly detailed book brims with vivid descriptions of individual rescue efforts and informed analyses of bungled federal relief efforts.

Reviews (1)

mispronunciations abound

Written by Anonymous on August 31st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The book is an interesting collection of vignettes but not a thorough analysis of why things went so horribly wrong. It would be a good read but is a terrible listen because the narration is replete with mispronunciation. It is bad enough that local names and places are mispronounced but unacceptable that even common terms are also mispronounced.

Author Details

Author Details

Horne, Jed

Jed Horne is city editor of "The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans). This is his first book.