Lt. General Russel Honoré commanded the U.S. military’s response to the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast in 2005. His leadership style is widely credited with turning around the situation in New Orleans.
Now five years after the devastating storm, I had the opportunity to talk to the decorated general about his new book, Survival: How Being Prepared Can Keep You and Your Family Safe.
The 274-page book outlines the author’s view of why the country needs a culture of preparedness, using hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a case study. Born during a hurricane in 1947, General Honoré life and military experiences make him uniquely qualified to make the case.
His career as a soldier and military commander have put him face-to-face with natural disasters on numerous occasions. At the end of each chapter, the lessons learned are outlined in detail.
This book gives a fascinating look at General Honoré’s decision-making process before, during, and after the worst natural disaster in American history. This valuable insight should serve of interest to anyone in a position of leadership, whether in a civic role or even within a family.
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