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

Solnit, Rebecca
Publisher:  Penguin
Year Published:  2010  
Pages:  368pp   ISBN:  978-0-14-311807-7
Library of Congress Number:  HV553.S59 2009   Dewey:  303.48'5--dc22


Table of Contents:

Prelude: Falling Together

I. A Millennial Good Fellowship: The San Francisco Earthquake
The Mizpah Cafe
Pauline Jacobson's Joy
General Funston's Fear
William James's Moral Equivalents
Dorothy Day's Other Loves

II. Halifax to Hollywood: The Great Debate
A Tale of Two Princes: The Halifax Explosion and After
From the Blitz and the Bomb to Vietnam
Hobbes in Hollywood, or the Few Versus the Many

III. Carnival and Revolution: Mexico City's Earthquake
Power from Below
Losing the Mandate of Heaven
Standing on Top of Golden Hours

IV. The City Transfigured: New York in Grief and Glory
Mutual Aid in the Marketplace
The Need to Help
Nine Hundred and Eleven Questions

V. New Orleans: Common Grounds and Killers
What Difference Would It Make?
Love and Lifeboats
Beloved Community

Epilogue: The Doorway in The Ruins

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