A Paradise Built in Hell

by Rebecca Solnit

Book Reviews

  • This has just come up at the @whatstheii Salon - I can't wait to read it! https://t.co/zmR65bFq4ULink to Tweet
  • This isn't even odd if you look at data. Human 'pro-sociality' skyrockets precisely in times of disaster and need. The only time I felt anything like a neighborhood spirit in suburban Miami was the weeks after Hurricane Andrew, which wrecked the city. https://t.co/qoVsxfDSVHLink to Tweet

About Book

Explores the phenomenon through which people become resourceful and altruistic after a disaster and communities reflect a shared sense of purpose, analyzing events ranging from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Hurricane Katrina.