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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 staff fast discovered they had the talents, the gear, and the chance to take certain, quick 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 exhibits how humans, a lot of whom have been volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in quite a few improvised and spontaneous methods on that fateful date. catastrophe specialists James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf study the efforts via fieldwork and interviews with a number of the individuals to appreciate the evacuation and its greater implications for the full perform of catastrophe management.

The authors eventually discover how people—as participants, teams, and formal organizations—pull jointly to reply to and get over startling, harmful occasions. American Dunkirk asks, What can those humans and classes educate us approximately not just surviving yet thriving within the face of calamity?

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