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The Resource When the sky fell : Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico, Michael Deibert

When the sky fell : Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico, Michael Deibert

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When the sky fell : Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico
Title
When the sky fell
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Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico
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Michael Deibert
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Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico
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eng
Summary
  • "An acclaimed investigative reporter provides a searing investigation of the factors that nearly destroyed Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria."--Provided by publisher
  • "When Hurricane Maria roared across Puerto Rico in September 2017, it devastated the island. It was an unprecedented natural disaster, a Category 5 major hurricane, and ultimately responsible for the deaths of more than three thousand people. It also ripped away the facade that had dominated discussions of the island’s relationship with the United States for over a century This is the first book to comprehensively expose what happened during Hurricane Maria, why Puerto Rico was so poorly prepared, and why a US territory, an island of American citizens, was largely ignored by the federal government in the wake of a catastrophic natural disaster. Using a blend of history and on-the-ground reportage, Michael Deibert pulls back the veil on the island known for its powdery beaches, rainforests, and apricot-and-lavender sunsets to reveal the trajectory for the decisions that set it on the path toward the disaster that came during and in the wake of the storm, when its entire power grid and much of its water supply was knocked out. In doing so, he also reveals the stories of everyday heroism, compassion, and unexpected joy that have defined the island before and after Maria."--Dust jacket
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Deibert, Michael
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non fiction
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  • Hurricane Maria, 2017
  • Hurricanes
  • Disaster relief
  • Hurricane Maria (2017)
  • Disaster relief
  • Hurricanes
  • Puerto Rico
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When the sky fell : Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico, Michael Deibert
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-213)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781948062367
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1114588609
Label
When the sky fell : Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico, Michael Deibert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-213)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781948062367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1114588609

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