Read e-book online American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on PDF

By James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf

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

American Dunkirk indicates how humans, a lot of whom have been volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in a number of improvised and spontaneous methods on that fateful date. catastrophe specialists James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf study the efforts via fieldwork and interviews with the various contributors to appreciate the evacuation and its greater implications for the full perform of catastrophe management.

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

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