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James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf's American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on PDF

By James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf

ISBN-10: 1439908206

ISBN-13: 9781439908204

ISBN-10: 1439908214

ISBN-13: 9781439908211

When the terrorist assaults struck manhattan urban on September eleven, 2001, boat operators and waterfront staff quick discovered they had the abilities, the apparatus, and the chance to take yes, quick motion in responding to the main major damaging occasion within the usa in a long time. for plenty of of them, they have been “doing what had to be done.”

American Dunkirk exhibits how humans, lots of whom have been volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in quite a few improvised and spontaneous methods on that fateful date. catastrophe specialists James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf learn the efforts via fieldwork and interviews with a number of the individuals to appreciate the evacuation and its greater implications for the total perform of catastrophe management.

The authors eventually discover how people—as participants, teams, and formal organizations—pull jointly to reply to and get over startling, damaging occasions. American Dunkirk asks, What can those humans and classes train us approximately not just surviving yet thriving within the face of calamity?

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