Diary from the Dome

Diary from the Dome : Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina

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"A personal chronicle of two very different trips to New Orleans--'America's most soulful city.' The first chronicle is the author's 1977 trip, recorded in his journal as 'a naive twenty-one-year-old discovering himself.' That trip included a visit to the French Quarter, delicious meals, live jazz, and the observation: 'We must strive to know ourselves completely, and to be our own best friend.' Jumping forward twenty-eight years, a major concern for the author before he embarks on another trip to New Orleans is which book he should select to take with him on his trip. Choosing a treatise over a copy of Thoreau's Walden, Mr. Harris realizes, 'I should have brought Thoreau's book as a survival guide for what I was to encounter mentally and physically.' He was to encounter being caught in the vicious storm, Hurricane Katrina, and eventually become trapped as a tourist inside the New Orleans Superdome--with 20,000 other helpless people. A whirlwind of emotions circulated that dank and congested arena for several days as Mr. Harris observed human behavior at its best and at its worst"--P. [4] of cover.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 113 pages
  • 137.16 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Vantage Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0533158524
  • 9780533158522
  • 1,751,253

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