Download PDF by James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf: American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on

By James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf

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

American Dunkirk exhibits 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 a few of the contributors to appreciate the evacuation and its greater implications for the complete perform of catastrophe management.

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

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