Situation Desperate

Situation Desperate : U.S. Army Engineer Disaster Relief Operations Origins to 1950

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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price For nearly 130 years now, Army Engineers have performed the often perilous task of emergencyresponse with intelligence, determination, and courage. The final publication highlights the ArmyEngineers long history of emergency operations through 1950. It sheds valuable light on

the evolution of that mission narrated against the general background of developing federaldisaster assistance policies and precedents dating back to the early nineteenth century. It alsodescribes the seven major phases through which federal disaster assistance passed before the statutory establishment in 1950 of modern policies.Years of hard work by many have led to this attractive and useful publication that contributesto our understanding of the important mission, role, and activities of the U.S. Army Corps ofEngineers during disasters and emergencies. "
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 15.24mm | 997.9g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0160861098
  • 9780160861093

About Defense Department

The author is Leland Johnson, a freelance historical writer and researcher. He has published more than 40 books, about half of them for USACE. But Situation Desperate is much more than a dry recitation of facts and dates. It also captures the human element of disaster response, beginning with the title."The most exciting thing about the book is what people said during these emergencies, which was sometimes shocking and tantalizing, and sometimes real sharp," Johnson said. "The editors pulled those quotes and highlighted them, and one of them came from Capt. Dan Kingman during the Mississippi River flood of 1890."
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