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I think this book is interesting and appealing with the pictures and information but would be hard for kids to read at a low age level! Kid introductory book for kids in higher classes though!

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#NFNov Book 11 finished. Magazine article.
#TIL On January 15th 1919 21 people were killed by the explosion of a tank of Molasses. *See above

While most of the I Survived series are historical fiction, is book is non-fiction #KidLit
@Clwojick @rsteve388

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Cinfhen
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WOW!! Such a comprehensive and complicated subject matter but never dry or overly academic. So much to contemplate. I wish I read this with my bookclub as there were numerous ethical and moral issues. I can‘t even imagine putting myself in any of these peoples shoes. Epilogue was interesting as it mentions Hurricane Sandy and the lessons learnt from Katrina.
#NonFictionNovember
#BookClubWorthy
#LiveAndLearn

Cinfhen Thank you so much @Bklover for this book!!! I never would have picked it up on my own and it was a 5 star read!!!! 5d
Bklover Glad you liked it! I just sent you an email- let me know if you don‘t get it❤️ 5d
Reviewsbylola Off to see if my library has it on audio. 😆 5d
Cinfhen Just responded @Bklover 😘 5d
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Bk6 of my #LibraryHaul is another #NFNov pick. As an Australian, I can‘t begin to understand Americans feelings towards what happened that morning. I do know how it felt for me to be watching the live video as the 2nd plane hit then as the towers fell. All those brave first responders who went in as people were running out. This is the story told by the people inside the tower, those trying to help & those struggling to survive.

vivastory A similar book, one of my favorites of the year is 7d
Cinfhen I listened to an amazing audio this year that was so comprehensive yet soooooo intimate. If you can find the audio I highly recommend 7d
Clwojick 1 pt. 5d
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Cinfhen
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Why have I waited so long to read this book?? It‘s absolutely compelling. To read about the breakdown of a health care system in just a matter of days is horrifying. Hurricane Katrina was an unfathomable disaster but the lack of a plan for rescue is just mind boggling. All the praise to the nurses who showed what it means to be angels of mercy. #NonfictionNovember

Cinfhen Read it @AlaMich it‘s SO GOOD 7d
Chrissyreadit Oh! It‘s on my irl bookshelf waiting for me. 7d
BarbaraBB I always think of this book when hearing about Katrina. Did you read it? (edited) 7d
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AlaMich @Cinfhen It‘s definitely toward the top of my TBR! 😊 7d
emilyhaldi Such a stunning read isn‘t it?! 🤯 7d
AmyG @BarbaraBB I think of this, too, when I think of Katrina. Amazing book. And yes, read Zeitoun. (edited) 7d
Cinfhen I‘ve read Zeitoun @BarbaraBB @AmyG and it was very good but this book is on a whole different planet! It‘s something you can never imagine. Ever!!Bump it up your TBR @Chrissyreadit it‘s definitely in your wheelhouse 7d
Cinfhen I know you have a soft spot for NoLa @emilyhaldi 💔 7d
Kalalalatja I don‘t know much about Katrina, but this book sounds beyond interesting! #stacked 7d
BarbaraBB You are very convincing. Stacked! 7d
KarenUK This sounds frightening and heartbreaking in equal measures! 7d
LeahBergen I found this to be such a harrowing read! (edited) 7d
AprilMae I bought this book after I came home from New Orleans. I went on a guided tour and my lovely guide told us about this book. It's on my TBR 7d
Cinfhen I really recommend reading this book or listening on audio @AprilMae @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @KarenUK so many ethical issues to think about! It‘s great for bookclub discussion 6d
Cinfhen I must have been living in a bubble @LeahBergen because I don‘t recall the ordeal at Memorial Hospital. I remember hearing about the deplorable conditions at the NO stadium and all the riots and looting. 6d
arubabookwoman There were also several nursing homes that had issues similar to those at Memorial. I believe some of the owners were criminally prosecuted. I think the book may have touched on this. (edited) 6d
Insightsintobooks This sounds good. 6d
Cinfhen I‘m still on Day 5 although I think I logged 8 hours of listening time already @arubabookwoman but I‘m curious to see what other instructions are mentioned when I get to part 2/ Aftermath 6d
Cinfhen It‘s excellent @Insightsintobooks 6d
IamIamIam I stacked this. It looks really intense!!! 5d
Cinfhen I can‘t stop listening @IamIamIam so many moral and ethical dilemmas. I wish I read this for bookclub. 5d
Reviewsbylola I need to read this on audio. It‘s been awhile. 5d
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Cinfhen
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Up next / one for #NonfictionNovember and a cover that‘s calling to me. Five Days was gifted to me nearly 2 years ago from the lovely @Bklover & Speak No Evil was a gift from @Hooked_on_books ❣️❣️Excited to try both books, thanks friends 🙏🏼😘

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TheRiehlDeal I have Five Days at Memorial on my TBR. Let me know what you think of it! 1w
Samplergal I loved Five Days. 1w
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Cinfhen Will do @TheRiehlDeal I‘ve only read the first 50 pages and I‘m already seething @Samplergal I‘m thinking this would make for a great bookclub discussion 1w
Cinfhen 😘😘😘 @Bklover 1w
Hooked_on_books I liked both of these! I was in health care for many years before the 🌺 took over my life, so I had an interesting perspective going into that book. 1w
AlaMich I‘ve had Five Days on my Kindle for several years. I never seem to be able to work up the nerve to read it. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s daunting for sure @AlaMich but I can already tell im going to be hooked. I‘m trying not to make any judgements @Hooked_on_books because I‘m sure those 5 days were chaotic BUT.... the premise of what these doctors are considering is shocking 1w
arubabookwoman Although it‘s long, it‘s a page-turner. My three oldest children were born at Memorial (although it was then Southern Baptist Hospital). 1w
Cinfhen Oh wow @arubabookwoman was it difficult for you to read this book?? 1w
Hooked_on_books Certainly shocking. Some of their decisions I actually understand given the circumstances, but others were ethically and legally wrong, without question. I found it fairly simple to put myself in their shoes given my former profession. 1w
arubabookwoman The whole subject of Katrina is very difficult for me. We lived in NO for 18 years, and I have a deep love for the city, so the destruction & suffering of the city & its people was personal to me, even tho‘ we had moved several years before Katrina. I think the book presents the issues that arose at Memorial in a thoughtful & objective way. 1w
Reviewsbylola Wow, Evil is gorgeous! 5d
Cinfhen Just started Evil, the writing is gorgeous too @Reviewsbylola and I just finished Memorial which was just epic in scope ~ loved it 5d
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Lizpixie
A Night to Remember | Walter Lord
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#NFNov This was a detailed but very sympathetic account of the last night of Titanics existence. The class divide at the time definitely played a part in a lot of deaths, not as many as the movie portrayed but the difference in death tolls between classes is substantial. #TIL - there were more male 1st class passengers saved than women & children in 3rd class.🚢 #NonFiction2019 #SomethingWithTravel

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a very interesting read! 6d
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Lizpixie
A Night to Remember | Walter Lord
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Decided to go with this book next for #NFNov I‘ve been slightly obsessed with the Titanic since I was a child. My dad had this beautiful coffee table book about Great Ocean Liners. #TIL - 14yrs before the sinking, an author wrote a novel about a great liner called the Titan with similar dimensions to the real ship, he wrote about the lack of enough lifeboats, called it Unsinkable then had it hit an iceberg on an April night & sink. #premonitions

Crazeedi Wow, that's eerie.... 1w
JazzFeathers That's creepy. What's the title? I'd like to check it out. 1w
Lizpixie @JazzFeathers it was called Futility by Morgan Robertson. I don‘t know if it‘s still in print, it came out in 1898! 1w
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