A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Rebecca Solnit

353 pages first pub 2009 (editions)

nonfiction history psychology sociology informative inspiring reflective slow-paced

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A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster--whether manmade or natural--people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities a...

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informative 84%
inspiring 71%
reflective 71%
hopeful 60%
challenging 57%
emotional 47%
dark 23%
sad 15%
tense 7%
adventurous 5%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 45%
fast 5%

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