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By James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf

When the terrorist assaults struck big apple urban on September eleven, 2001, boat operators and waterfront employees speedy learned they'd the abilities, the gear, and the chance to take sure, rapid motion in responding to the main major damaging occasion within the usa in a long time. for lots of of them, they have been “doing what had to be done.”

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

The authors finally discover how people—as members, teams, and formal organizations—pull jointly to answer and get over startling, damaging 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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