Hell or High Water: How Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike

Hell or High Water How Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike A collection of stories on the people of South Louisiana their devotion to the place they call home and their fortitude in the face of adversity in the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Ike

  • Title: Hell or High Water: How Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike
  • Author: Ron Thibodeaux
  • ISBN: 9781935754114
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of stories on the people of South Louisiana, their devotion to the place they call home, and their fortitude in the face of adversity in the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Ike.

    One thought on “Hell or High Water: How Cajun Fortitude Withstood Hurricanes Rita and Ike”

    1. Hell or High Water offers a unique look at Cajun country and the perseverance of its people by someone who's lived it. Thibodeaux shows how the massive destruction from Hurricanes Rita and Ike spurred pride, cooperation, community and success in an area that is neither wealthy nor well-known. These folks didn't wait for help--they helped themselves and offered help to others.Thibodeaux, a long-time editor, reporter and member of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning staff of the New Orleans Time Picayune, [...]

    2. Compelling account by a veteran reporter and editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Times-Picayune of life in Cajun country in the face and aftermath of the ferocious Hurricanes Rita and Ike, which never got the attention or scrutiny of the tragedy of Katrina - until now. Read Ron Thibodeaux's excellent book to learn about life in Louisiana's unique Cajun country and about how Acadiana's indomitable spirit allowed its residents to overcome the destruction and devastation of these powerful storms.

    3. Ron Thibodeaux is a master of the human interest piece, and this collection of stories from the perspectives of people and communities that were often forgotten by the mainstream press is a powerful and poignant tribute to those folks. The sensational spectacle of Katrina in New Orleans is important to understand, but it needs to be complemented by the story of resilience among coastal inhabitants who have gotten up and dusted themselves off over and over again in the face of nature's fury. A wo [...]

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