Book Review of A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solinit, New York : Viking Penguin, August 20, 2009.
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Book review of "A Paradise Built in Hell" by Rebecca Solinit. Media reports of disaster emphasize tragedy but what of triumph? "A Paradise Bulit in Hell" shows that altruism during and after disaster is not the exception but the rule. The messages in this book, that neighbors are in general very good to one another, that humans crave connectedness, and that the first and most effective support in crises is provided informally and locally, are messages with implications for disaster preparedness and response and potentially for complex crises as well.
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