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A Paradise Built in Hell

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Rebecca Solnit

"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purp...
Publish Date
2010-08-31T00:00:00.000Z
2010-08-31T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2009
Goodreads rating
3.94
ISBN
9780143118077
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
2020-03-17T23:20:07.000Z
This is a phenomenal book.      source
2020-04-07T13:26:00.000Z
The perfect book for this moment is Rebecca Solnit's "A Paradise Built in Hell," a meticulously researched history of disasters that uses primary sources to prove that in times of crisis, people help one another - rather than looting and pillaging. 1/      source