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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital Lowest new price: $15.68
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Author: Sheri Fink
Brand: Brand: Crown

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice
 
In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos.
          
After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths.

Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing.

In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better.  A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis.

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A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe

A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe Lowest new price: $20.91
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Author: Michael Maloof

Analyzes the threat of an electromagnetic pulse event, arguing that America's defenses are not prepared for a natural or man-made incident that could devastate a country almost entirely dependent on its electrical grid for power and communication.
Title: A Nation Forsaken
Author: Maloof, F. Michael
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Publication Date: 2013/01/03
Number of Pages: 161
Binding Type: HARDCOVER
Library of Congress: bl2013003303

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A Season to Remember: Faith in the Midst of the Storm

A Season to Remember: Faith in the Midst of the Storm Lowest new price: $8.36
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Author: Carson Tinker

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama the world revolves around one thing: The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide. But on April 27, 2011 everything changed. An EF4 tornado ripped through the small college town and changed it forever.
 
Carson Tinker, the starting long snapper for the 2011 and 2012 National Champion Crimson Tide, was among those forever changed by the events of April 27. Tinker lost his girlfriend Ashley Harrison to the storm, but not his faith.
 
In the midst of unfathomable destruction, Tinker saw love, companionship, perseverance, and triumph in a community torn apart by a natural disaster. Where everyone else saw tragedy, Carson Tinker saw blessing. Following the storm, the Crimson Tide suited up to face their most challenging season to date. Tinker’s personal story guides readers through what cannot be described any other way than a season to remember.

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The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster

The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Bernie Carr
Brand: Ulysses Press

BE PREPARED
BE SAFE


From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can’t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town — but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive projects:

#6 Make a Master List of Passwords

#16 Calculate How Much Water You Need

#33 Start a Food Storage Plan for $5 a Week

#60 Make a Safe from a Hollowed-out Book

#77 Assemble an Inexpensive First Aid kit

#89 Learn to Cook Without Electricity

#94 Pack a Bug-out Bag


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The Prepper's Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals

The Prepper's Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals Lowest new price: $8.08
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Author: Tess Pennington
Brand: Ulysses Press


STOCK YOUR PANTRY TO SURVIVE ANY DISASTER
When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book's plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years, with meals such as:
* French Toast
* Black Bean Soup
* Chicken Pot Pie
* Beef Stroganoff
* Fish Tacos
* Potatoes Croquette
* Asian Ramen Salad
* Quinoa Tabouli
* Rice Pilaf
* Buttermilk Biscuits
* Peach Cobbler

Packed with tips for off-grid cooking, canning charts for over 20 fruits and vegetables, and checklists for the best emergency pantry items, The Prepper's Cookbook will have you turning shelf-stable, freeze-dried and dehydrated foods into delicious, nutritious dishes your family will love eating.

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Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary Lowest new price: $7.66
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Author: Jim Cobb
Brand: Ulysses Press

DETER . DELAY. DEFEND!
Does your disaster preparation plan include security measures? When civilization fails and the desperate masses begin looting, they will come for your food, water and life-sustaining supplies. This book shows you how to implement a complete plan for operational security and physical defense, including:
• Perimeter Security Systems and Traps
• House Fortifications and Safe Rooms
• Secured and Hidden Storage
• Firearms and Defensive Combat Techniques
• Gathering Intelligence and Forming Alliances

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The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse Lowest new price: $22.43
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Author: Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre

The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you don't suffer what millions in my country went through -How to prepare your supplies for food shortages and power failures -How to correctly fight with a chair, gun, knife, pen or choke with your bare hands if required -Most important, how to reach a good awareness level so that you can avoid having to do all that These are just a few examples of what you will find in this book. It's about Attitude, and being a more capable person and get the politically correct wimp out of your system completely.

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When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes Lowest new price: $11.24
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Author: Cody Lundin
Brand: Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Survival expert Cody Lundin's new book, When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes is what every family needs to prepare and educate themselves about survival psychology and the skills necessary to negotiate a disaster whether you are at home, in the office, or in your car.

This is not your father's scout manual or a sterile FEMA handout. It entertains as it informs, describing how to maximize a survival mind-set necessary for self-reliance. According to the book, living through an emergency scenario is 90 percent psychology, and 10 percent methodology and gear. Relevant quotes and tips are placed throughout the pages to help readers remember important survival strategies while under stress and anxiety. Lundin also addresses basic first aid and hygiene skills and makes recommendations for survival kit items for the home, office, and car.

Watch naturalist Cody Lundin in "Dual Survival" on The Discovery Channel as he uses many of the same skills and techniques taught in his books. When All Hell Breaks Loose provides solutions on how to survive a catastrophe. Lundin addresses topics such as:

  • Potable drinking water
  • Storing super-nutritious foods
  • Heating or cooling without conventional power
  • How to create alternative lighting options
  • Building a makeshift toilet & composting the results
  • Catching rodents for food
  • Safely disposing of a corpse

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  • Written by an expert who walks the walk and talks the talk
  • Illustrated by Russ Miller!
  • How to construct emergency shelters
  • What can be used for food
  • How to procure safe water

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Wave (Vintage)

Wave (Vintage) Lowest new price: $8.16
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Author: Sonali Deraniyagala

One of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year, a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Books pick, a People magazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

In 2004, at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family—parents, husband, sons—were swept away by a tsunami. Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath.

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2013: In an unblinking act of storytelling, Sonali Deraniyagala ruthlessly chronicles the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that horrifically snatched from her all that mattered. Throughout this fierce and furious book, I kept wondering how someone who lost so much could write about it with such power, economy and grace. At first, she shrieks and grieves openly, angrily; for years she remains stunned and staggered, shamed by “the outlandish truth of me.” Then, slowly, she allows herself to remember, sharing vivid glimpses of her past. We see, hear, and smell two rowdy little boys, their brotherly scuffling, their muddy shoes and grass stains. By confronting and recreating moments that make us laugh and weep, we accept their absence and root for the author not to quit. Difficult to describe, tricky to recommend, this is a bold and wondrous book. In a wounded voice that manages to convey the snide, sarcastic, funny, and fatalistic personality that survives beneath the pain, Deraniyagala slowly pieces together the elements that represent the life--the lives--she lost. And she brings them back. For us, for her, for them. So brave, so beautiful, in these pages Deraniyagala’s family is brilliantly alive. And so is she. --Neal Thompson

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Hillsborough: The Truth

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Author: Phil Scraton
Brand: Brand: Mainstream Publishing

First published in 1999 to universal acclaim, Hillsborough has been established as the definitive, unique account of the disaster in which 96 men, women, and children died; hundreds were injured; and thousands were traumatized. Detailing the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath and the inhumanity of the identification process, this book reveals the inadequacies of the police investigations, official inquiries, and inquests, and uncovers the systematic review and alteration of South Yorkshire police statements conducted with the approval of police investigators and Lord Justice Taylor’s inquiry. It also examines the subsequent private prosecution and trial of two senior police officers in 2000. Using verbatim accounts, Scraton's analysis demonstrates the inadequacy of legal processes and the remarkable breadth of judicial discretion undermining and inhibiting such cases. Powerful, disturbing, and harrowing, Hillsborough: The Truth exposes the institutional complacency that made a tragedy on this scale inevitable. It shows the law’s failure to provide appropriate means of access, disclosure, and redress for those facing the consequences of institutional neglect and personal negligence, and it tells how ordinary people suffer when those in authority sacrifice truth and accountability to protect their reputations. In this new edition, Scraton reflects critically on two decades of legal and policy reform, on the long-term consequences of media-hyped, untruthful allegations made against Liverpool fans, and on the continuing struggles of the bereaved and survivors who have campaigned relentlessly for truth, acknowledgement, and justice.

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