No Ordinary Heroes: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane

  • Title: No Ordinary Heroes: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7,000 Prisoners and a Category 5 Hurricane
  • Author: Demaree Inglese Diana G. Gallagher
  • ISBN: 9780806528311
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No Ordinary Heroes Doctors Nurses Prisoners and a Category Hurricane On the night of August Dr Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching Hurricane Katrina would pass with minimal impact The next few days events would pro
    On the night of August 27, 2005, Dr Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching Hurricane Katrina would pass with minimal impact The next few days events would prove how mistaken they all were, and Dr Inglese, medical director of the New Orleans city jail, would have to lead his staff through a crisis of deadly proportions With coOn the night of August 27, 2005, Dr Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching Hurricane Katrina would pass with minimal impact The next few days events would prove how mistaken they all were, and Dr Inglese, medical director of the New Orleans city jail, would have to lead his staff through a crisis of deadly proportions With compelling, shocking detail, No Ordinary Heroes recounts the drama that unfolded at the jail between August 26 and September 2, 2005 Faced with a prison compound that administrators had refused to evacuate, Dr Inglese and his colleagues deputies, nurses, and doctors had a monumental disaster on their hands Massive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city Without power or running water, and with food stores dwindling, conditions at the jail deteriorated rapidly as temperatures inside soared in the blistering summer heat Cut off from help, the medical staff struggled to care for thousands of inmates, staff, and neighborhood residents while deputies struggled to maintain order Through it all loomed the constant menace of the prison inmates, many of them desperate to survive or possibly escape Rioting prisoners, burning buildings, SWAT team rescues, and medical emergencies all conspired to create a storm within a storm a trial weathered by the courage and perseverance of a dedicated few who worked to the breaking point and beyond Written with the taut suspense of a gripping thriller, No Ordinary Heroes vividly re creates seven days that felt like an eternity to a handful of abandoned heroes and is a stark, revealing testament to the power of humanitarian commitment in the most dire circumstances.

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    1. booksmakelife/2014Book Micro Review: No Ordinary Heroes: A Must Read For Everyone To Experience Real Life CrisisNo Ordinary Heroes: 8 Doctors, 30 Nurses, 7000 Prisoners, and a Category 5 Hurricane was released by Citadel and written by Diana G. Gallagher and Demaree Inglese during mid 2008. It is a kindle book with 337 pages but each page is a heartthrob. The story is based on a real life incident that happened in 2005, August. Demaree Inglese, who was medical head of the jail in New Orleans, wa [...]

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    2. As someone who was living in New Orleans at the time of Hurricane Katrina and who has also worked at a prison, this book touched me on multiple levels. It was the first book about Hurricane Katrina that I finished, probably because the others I tried to read hit too close to home. The doctors and nurses who risked their lives to help others, including those who seemed to be least grateful, had me captivated and gave me hope about humanity.

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    3. This book was written by an MD at the New Orleans prision with the help of a professional writer. I could not put it down. I meant to read it on vacation, picked it up to glance through and couldnt put it down. How the medical staff at the prision stayed through the hurricane and saved lives. Also about "just folks" who worked for days saving lives.

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    4. The author gave a vivid account of his time working in the jails of New Orleans during and immediately after Hurricane Katrina. I could not put this book down. The author provided excellent descriptions of the physical conditions at the jail, and the relationships between him and his staff. A great story of teamwork and triumph in a terrible situation.

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    5. Had to give this 5 stars. The story of medical personal that stayed behind to take care of prisoners during and after Hurricane Katrina was amazing. Very well written.

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    6. Good story though the writing was a little contrived--that may have been the co-author's doing.

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    7. I loved this book. I've always wondered what happened when a natural disaster struck a prison. This was well told and educational.

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    8. It took me a while to read this because I ended up putting it down for some time--at first because of the news about Hurricane Harvey, and then because I was myself preparing for (and then evacuating) because of Irma; obviously, my timing of picking this up couldn't have been better or worse, depending on how you look at it.In the end, I've got mixed feelings about it. It's a fascinating account in a lot of ways, and an inside look into a very specific and dangerous aftermath that could only be [...]

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    9. I enjoyed reading this book. Verrett, Skyles and Ross were people I worked with every day for several years at CCC Federal Divison. Our 12+ hour shifts were long days where we placed trust in one another 100 percent especially when it came to protecting lives; not only our own, but inmates lives as well. I left the sheriff's office in 2004 to move with my husband to Georgia, almost a year exactly before Katrina. After reading this book, I wish I would have been able to be there for these deputie [...]

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    10. This book is fortunate to receive one star from me. One of many books released in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, this book looked like an interesting story. The retelling of the events that unfolded at the New Orleans Jail during this time could well be an interesting one. But, this tome was written in an extremely melodramatic, first-person, conversational style, and early on I asked myself how the good doctor who wrote it could have remembered or observed all of that occured here. Well, i [...]

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    11. Really interesting story about the medical staff who kept guards, prisoners and civilians alive in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Yes, the decision should have been made to evacuate the prisoners prior to the storm, but considering all the damage, lack of basic services and chaos post-storm, all agencies did an amazing job keeping things in control. Can you even imagine being in a jail cell with no electricity, no food, no water and your cell is starting to flood??? Unreal.

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    12. Excellent account of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as it hit New Orleans from the perspective of a physician at the Orleans Parish Prison. Very rich in details. Reads like a thriller but is a true story. Recommend for anyone who wants a first-person viewpoint on the disaster or anyone interested in reading of heroic actions by everyday people

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    13. Dr Inglese is the medical director of the New Orleans city jail. When Hurricane Katrina was approaching the administrators refused to evacuate the prison compound. The prison staff and prisoners were forced to face the hurricane alone and with out much needed supplies. Good and interesting book overall.

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    14. Well written; sometimes, for me personally, it was hard to get through due to some actions the physician witnessed. Otherwise, a heartbreaking and fascinating "inside" account of events that took place before and during the hurricane.

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    15. It's very well-written but my concern at the time of reading it was (and continues to be) the veracity of the account, which seems all too happy to group people into "good guys" and "bad guys." I guess I'll never know, though. So three stars seemed like a good compromise for the rating.

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    16. prepublication copy. Good record of a short period of time in a dangerous environment. The author appears to be something of an adrenalin junkie, and this was a situation that assuredly would pump a person full of it.

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    17. Wow this reads like an action movie! Incredible glimpse into surviving the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans jail. "Heroes" is a good description of those people who kept the jail intact. Amazing.

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    18. I learned that New Orleans was woefully unprepared for flooding - despite the fact that much of the town is below river level. Who the hell builds a building with a basement in a town which could go underwater? This is a gripping read.

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    19. This was truly an amazing book of what real people actually endured during Hurricane Katrina!! It is worth every penny!

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    20. What a great book! It really shows human nature in the time of crisis.

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    21. I think of this book every time I prepare for a hurricane! WOW!

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    22. I have read a number of true accounts of Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. This one focused on the corrections system and the medical personnel. Strong story.

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