Words Whispered in Water by Sandy Rosenthal was recently featured as the book of the month for the blog Disasterology- read the feature here!
The Book of the Month:
“Words Whispered in Water” by Sandy Rosenthal
Something I don’t think is discussed enough is the courage of people who not only live through disaster but fight back afterwards. Sandy Rosenthal is exactly this kind of courageous person. After Katrina and the federal levee failure, she created an organization called levees.org. Their purpose was to hold the Army Corps of Engineers accountable for their central role in the flood. Rosenthal’s book is gripping, shocking, and infuriating. It’s an absolute must read for anyone interested in understanding the role of the Corps in the creation of our national risk.
The Disasterology Monthly Newsletter gives this 10/10 stars.
You can read more about the book and buy it from Octavia Books here.
Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina
It’s a horror story, a mystery, and David and Goliath story all in one. In 2005, the entire world watched as a major U.S. city was nearly wiped off the map. The levees ruptured and New Orleans drowned. But while newscasters attributed the New Orleans flood to “natural catastrophes” and other types of disasters, citizen investigator Sandy Rosenthal set out to expose the true culprit and compel the media and government to tell the truth. This is her story.