CLEARWATER - Best selling author/historian Douglas Brinkley will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 17, at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., about his new book, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Coast.
Brinkley is a professor of history and director of the Roosevelt Center at Tulane University in New Orleans. He lived through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and wrote one of the most complete accounts of the harrowing weeks that followed the storm. Using multiple narrative threads, he chronicles events that occurred from August 27 - September 3, 2005 and the country's response to one of the worst disasters in American history.
A noted historian, Douglas Brinkley had four of his books selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His last three historical narratives Tour of Duty, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, and Parish Priest were all New York Times best seller. Copies of The Great Deluge will be available for sale at the program.
No reservations are required for this free event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Clearwater Library. For more information, call (727) 562-4970 ext. 5284.
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