Flood of Lies

The St. Rita's Nursing Home Tragedy

Author: James A. Cobb

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455617890

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4099

Defending Hurricane Katrina's most notorious couple. In the media storm that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, nursing home owners Sal and Mabel Mangano were vilified for allegedly causing the deaths of 35 residents of St. Rita's Nursing Home in low-lying St. Bernard Parish. This book, written by the lawyer who defended them, reveals the gripping, true story behind the couple's heartrending decision not to evacuate and their persecution at the hands of the government sworn to protect them.

Code Blue

A Katrina Physician's Memoir

Author: Richard E. Deichmann, M.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440110328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 1460

The book that finally gives a physician’s inside story of the evacuation of Memorial Medical Center following Katrina — a gripping tale of abandonment and survival. A toxic stew of floodwaters surrounded Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after Katrina when the levees broke. Over two thousand people were trapped in the squalid conditions without security as the death toll steadily rose inside. Bodies stacked up in the chapel as the temperature soared in the overcrowded hospital and the situation became increasingly desperate. Doctors, nurses, and staff worked around the clock, caring for those inside and trying to evacuate the facility, also known as Baptist Hospital. Allegations of euthanasia would later make headlines across the country and be investigated by state and local officials. Code Blue: A Katrina Physician’s Memoir finally tells the inside story of the hellish nightmare those who struggled to survive the ordeal were cast into. Dr. Richard Deichmann, the hospital’s chief of medicine and one of the leaders of the evacuation, gives his compelling account of the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs at the hospital. He takes us through the daily horrors and numbing disappointments. This gripping tale of survival, despite betrayal and abandonment by the authorities, may change forever the way you view the threat of a mass disaster. What Others are Saying about Code Blue: A Katrina Physician’s Memoir As a physician who has been on hurricane duty for prior storms, I thought I could imagine what it would be like if we were hit by a severe storm. I was wrong. This book should serve as a warning about what can happen when basic modern conveniences such as power, running water, communications and safety are taken away. - Karen Blessey, MD

War hospital

a true story of surgery and survival

Author: Sheri Fink

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 431

View: 5335

Recounts the story of a handful of young doctors who experienced war, death, camaraderie, rivalries, romance, and moral decisions while trapped in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992.

Nursing in the Storm

Voices from Hurricane Katrina

Author: Denise Danna, DNS, RN,Sandra Cordray, MA, MJ

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826118387

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 3801

2010 PROSE Award Winner for Nursing & Allied Health Sciences! 2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Public Interest and Creative Works! "The accounts are vivid, colorful, descriptive, intense, and often horrific and give cross-sectional views of life in the trenches during this disasterÖThis book is a rich primary source for both historians and disaster preparedness planners. It's not only a tribute to the courage of the nurses, but should also serve as a guide for policy planners hoping to avoid less than optimal responses to future crises."--AJN "[T]he book...fascinates simply for its raw documentation of the dreadful events and conditions endured by nurses, doctors, and ancillary staff as they struggled to care for critically ill patients without electricity, running water, air conditioning systems, and other resources. Five years after the levees broke, the horror and chaos of Katrina is still fresh in these accounts. Through the stories, readers are transported into the hospitals as nurses heroically work together to evacuate babies from NICUs and vented patients from ICU, try to calm patients, family members, and coworkers, and make do with the equipment and supplies theyíve got."--National Nurse "Don't ever think that this can't happen to you. You are going to read this and it's going to sound like we created this scenario, but this is a real scenario that happened." --Pam, Memorial Medical Center "Everything that was battery operated eventually died. There were no monitors...we tried to take care of people in the most humane way possible." --Lois, Lindy Boggs Medical Center Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina takes you inside six New Orleans hospitals-cut off from help for days by flooding-where nurses cared for patients around the clock. In this book, nurses from Hurricane Katrina share what they did, how they coped, what they lost, and what they are doing now in a city and health care infrastructure still rebuilding, still in jeopardy. In their own words, the nurses tell what happened in each hospital just before, during, and after the storm. Danna and Cordray provide an intimate portrait of the experience of Katrina, which they and their colleagues endured. Just a few of the heroic nurses you'll find inside: Rae Ann and twenty others, including her husband and children, who wait on a hospital roof for help to come Lisa, in the midst of caring for patients, who has not heard from her husband in 5 days Roslyn, who has 800 people in her hospital when the power generators shut down Linda, who uses bed sheets to write out help messages on a hospital roof, hoping someone will see them The book also discusses how to plan and prepare for future disasters, with a closing chapter documenting the "lessons learned" from Katrina, including day-to-day health care delivery in a city of crisis. This groundbreaking work serves as a testament to nurses' professionalism, perseverance, and unwavering dedication.

Flood of Lies

The St. Rita's Nursing Home Tragedy

Author: James A. Cobb

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455617890

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7677

Defending Hurricane Katrina's most notorious couple. In the media storm that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, nursing home owners Sal and Mabel Mangano were vilified for allegedly causing the deaths of 35 residents of St. Rita's Nursing Home in low-lying St. Bernard Parish. This book, written by the lawyer who defended them, reveals the gripping, true story behind the couple's heartrending decision not to evacuate and their persecution at the hands of the government sworn to protect them.

Leningrad

Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44

Author: Anna Reid

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747599521

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 1070

The siege of Leningrad is one of the great stories of extraordinary and heroic endurance in World War II

With Edwards in the Governor's Mansion

From Angola to Free Man

Author: Forest C. Hammond-Martin Sr.

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455616251

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 2077

On the inside in Louisiana's corrupt justice system. Three weeks before his high school graduation, college-bound Forest Martin was sentenced to life in prison. This biography records his intense journey from his school days until his pardon from Gov. Edwin Edwards. In the interim he became the victim of a severe beating, an inmate lawyer, the light heavyweight champion of the underground boxing ring, and one of the numerous convict servants in the governor's mansion. The poignant story of one man clinging to hope and faith reveals insider secrets and conspiracies related to the state's politics and judicial system.

Ghost Boy

Author: Martin Pistorius

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857203320

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2674

In January 1988, aged twelve, Martin Pistorius fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating; then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told that an unknown degenerative disease had left him with the mind of a baby and he probably had less than two years to live. Martin went on to be cared for at centres for severely disabled children, a shell of the bright, vivacious boy he had once been. What no-one knew is that while Martin's body remained unresponsive his mind slowly woke up, yet he could tell no-one; he was a prisoner inside a broken body. Then, in 1998, when Martin was twenty-three years old, an aromatherapy masseuse began treating him and sensed some part of him was alert. Experts were dismissive, but his parents persevered and soon realised their son was as intelligent as he'd always been. With no memory of the time before his illness, Martin was a man-child reborn in a world he didn't know. He was still in a wheelchair and unable to speak, but he was brilliantly adept at computer technology. Since then, and against all odds, he has fallen in love, married and set up a design business which he runs from his home in Essex.Ghost Boyis an incredible, deeply moving story of recovery and the power of love. Through Martin's story we can know what it is like to be here and yet not here - unable to communicate yet feeling and understanding everything. Martin's emergence from his darkness enables us to celebrate the human spirit and is a wake-up call to cherish our own lives.

Last Bus Out

Author: Beck McDowell

Publisher: Beck McDowell

ISBN: 061539034X

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 234

View: 512

Includes reading group discussion/teacher guide.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

View: 2654

Lost in Katrina

Author: Schaefer, Mikel

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455607679

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6079

"Lost in Katrina is powerful! It is the human experience during the worst storm in America's history. Mike Schaefer has captured the stories of those who not only miraculously survived, but went on to become heroes." --Angela Hill, WWL-TV anchor, New Orleans "Mike Schaefer listens. And because he listens so well, we get to hear the real stories of Katrina and St. Bernard Parish. I've seen the aftermath there with my own eyes and thought what must it have been like when the storm hit, when the floods came? Now we know. And what a story." --Harry Smith, CBS News "When friends ask me what Katrina was really like, this is the book I'll recommend to them. The individual stories Mike tells, of survival and loss, desperation and heroism, perfectly capture the unreal chaos that was Katrina. Even if, like I did, you think you know all about the storm and its aftermath, you'll find something new, and, no doubt, inspiring, in this book." --Tracy Smith, CBS News correspondent This book offers insightful, emotional accounts of life before, during, and immediately after Hurricane Katrina in a parish that seemingly disappeared from the government's sight. While President Bush was shaking hands with FEMA director Michael Browne ("Brownie," as he will long be remembered) on the fourth day after the storm, St. Bernard Parish was struggling to salvage what they could. As the rest of the world watched the worst of humanity emerge on television, ordinary people did extraordinary things to save the parish that found itself almost completely submerged in floodwater. Heart-wrenching stories of the human will to survive offer an inside perspective on what it means to be a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.

Hard Roll

A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans

Author: Jon McCarthy

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781455623211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7826

"A tragically hilarious glimpse into the challenged, yet powerful, mind of a seasoned paramedic and the brotherhood called EMS." --Dan Flynn, NRP, RN-BSN, BS, cast on A&E's Nightwatch Known as one of America's most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre--and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all. He chronicles some of the most formative calls of his career in this autobiography that reads like crime fiction. McCarthy demonstrates with detail and clarity that the difficult choice is often the right choice. While not for the faint of heart, each entry in this collection provides poignant insight into the bonds between medics and the people and city they serve. Born in Tallahassee, Florida, and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Jon McCarthy is proud to be an emergency room paramedic. Since 1996, he has worked in emergency medical services in helicopters, clinics, hospitals, and on the streets of New Orleans. He is one of the cocreators of the New Orleans EMS Field Training Officer (FTO) program and served as the Lead FTO for five years. McCarthy was featured on The Learning Channel program Paramedicsand has a side career as an actor.

Charity

The Heroic and Heartbreaking Story of Charity Hospital in Hurricane Katrina

Author: Jim Carrier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781523639786

Category:

Page: 100

View: 8835

First went the power. Then came the water, and for five days, the country's oldest hospital was under siege. The never-before-told story of the heroic doctors, nurses, and patients who fought to survive Hurricane Katrina at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. This book traces a remarkable five-day transformation of an infirm institution, caught in a sea of death and indifference, into an island of care and tenderness. The hour-by-hour recreation of this hospital's final days is one of the most grievous and heroic stories in American history. Jim Carrier, who moved to New Orleans 28 days before Katrina (and lost his home), recreates with emotional and poignant detail the rich, sad and uplifting saga of Charity Hospital.

The Amityville Horror

Author: Jay Anson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416507698

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3121

The classic and terrifying story of one of the most famous supernatural events--the infamous possessed house on Long Island from which the Lutz family fled in 1975.

The Secret Hunters

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444757248

Category: Holocaust survivors

Page: 368

View: 4982

As a child Derek Jacobs was an inmate of a Nazi prison camp and saw his mother horrifically abused. Now forging a career in the environment movement he is co opted by the Secret Hunters, a group who track down the perpetrators of genocide to exact their revenge.

The Washer of the Dead

A Collection of Ghost Stories

Author: Venita Coelho

Publisher: Zubaan

ISBN: 9383074426

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 3949

A woman haunted by the wind. A land where ghosts speak for the voiceless. A washer of the dead who begins to hear them speak... These are the stories of the unquiet. Women whisper through this collection. They voice their loves, lives, fears and yearnings. To label this collection as 'ghost stories' or 'feminist stories' is to miss the nuances and range of female experience. As ghost stories they make you look uneasily over your shoulder, as female narrative they stun you with the power of their keen insight. Whimsical, terrifying and compelling, these powerful and haunting tales about our commonplace fears and tragedies provide a scathing commentary on the lives of women in India and are universal in their appeal. Published by Zubaan.

Barefoot to Avalon

A Brother's Story

Author: David Payne

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 1165

An Amazon Best Book of 2015, A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2015 A brave book with beautiful sentences on every page.” New York Times Piercing...a tour de force.” Los Angeles Times In 2000, while moving his household from Vermont to North Carolina, David Payne watched from his rearview mirror as his younger brother, George A., driving behind him in a two-man convoy of rental trucks, lost control of his vehicle, fishtailed, flipped over in the road, and died instantly. Soon thereafter, David’s life hit a downward spiral. His career came to a standstill, his marriage disintegrated, and his drinking went from a cocktail-hour indulgence to a full-blown addiction. He found himself haunted not only by George A.’s death, but also by his brother’s manic depression, a hereditary illness that overlaid a dark family history whose roots now gripped David. Barefoot to Avalon is Payne’s earnest and unflinching account of George A. and their boyhood footrace that lasted long into their adulthood, defining their relationship and their lives. As universal as it is intimate, this is an exceptional memoir of brotherhood, of sibling rivalries and sibling love, and of the torments a family can hold silent and carry across generations.

Life of St. Rita of Cascia, O.s.a.

Author: Richard Connolly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535236850

Category:

Page: 170

View: 7538

This is the story of Saint Rita of Cascia (Born Margherita Lotti 1371 - May 22, 1447). She was an Augustinian nun. She is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Rita was beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1626, and Pope Leo XIII canonized Rita on May 24, 1900. At her canonization ceremony she was bestowed the title of Patroness of Impossible Causes. This book is a story of her life and it contains three parts covering: Rita in the World, Rita in the Cloister, and Rita in Heaven. This volume includes more recent miracles of Saint Rita.