Five Days at Memorial

Five Days at Memorial

[life and Death in A Storm-ravaged Hospital]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Sheri Fink's investigation into the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, a gripping portrayal of unfolding calamity, vital choices and the suspenseful quest for truth and justice. Physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of the patients, doctors, rescue workers, nurses, and family members who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amidst chaos.
Publisher: [New York] :, Random House Audio,, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804128094
Branch Call Number: 362.110976335 Fin
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,optical,rda
14 audio discs (ca. 1050 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Potter, Kirsten
Alternative Title: 5 days at Memorial

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JCLCaitlinT Oct 20, 2016

I found myself struggling with the moral questions these doctors and nurses faced, and even in my (comparatively) well rested and nourished state, I still don't know what I would have done. The situations depicted in this book continue to haunt me, but in a very humanizing, humbling way.

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IV27HUjg
Jun 21, 2015

Exceedingly long & redundant, but probably necessary to present the views/observations of each person involved. A good primer for disasters, what can happen & discussion about end of life issues. Makes one think of many angles to the event. Reader speaks calmly without imitation of speech, except I take issue with some pronunciations some editor must not have caught. IMO: total collapse by institutions, planning, no preparation in an area prone to this disaster. Exhaustive research & presentation too few will read or heed.

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suzannehb
Jan 05, 2014

Is six stars possible as a rating for this book? I wish it were. The book is astounding. The research is astounding, the writing is near perfect in pace and tone, and the story is gripping. This is as good as non-fiction gets,

schuylerusername Dec 28, 2013

Item returned to Euclid Public Library on Friday, 12/27/2013.

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