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By James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf

When the terrorist assaults struck ny urban on September eleven, 2001, boat operators and waterfront staff quick discovered they had the talents, the gear, and the chance to take convinced, rapid motion in responding to the main major damaging occasion within the usa in many years. for plenty of of them, they have been “doing what had to be done.”

American Dunkirk exhibits how humans, lots of whom have been volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in numerous improvised and spontaneous methods on that fateful date. catastrophe specialists James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf research the efforts via fieldwork and interviews with a number of the contributors to appreciate the evacuation and its higher implications for the total perform of catastrophe management.

The authors eventually discover how people—as participants, 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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