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

nonfiction history psychology sociology informative inspiring reflective slow-paced

353 pages | first published 2009

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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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