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.
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.
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
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 🙏🏼😘
#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
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