The Crescent City's deadliest storms, compiled in one volume. From its founding, Louisiana and New Orleans have stood against the onslaught of nature's savagery. The authors accessed diaries, letters, and official records to outline the devastation that hurricanes have wrought on the beloved Big Easy. The documents initiate discussion about the efforts to prevent flooding and provide a foundation for the authors' predictions about future hurricanes. In particular, their comments on what went wrong during Katrina are poignant and bold.