"Come Hell or High Water" Book Review by Nicky

"Come Hell or High Water"
A review of "Come Hell or High Water" by Michael Eric Dyson, on race relations and the government's response to Hurricane Katrina.
# 144818 | 1,072 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper explores the life and scholarship of Michael Eric Dyson as it pertains to his book "Come Hell or High Water". The paper then considers the scholarly and literary criticism of his work, but reaches the conclusion that "Come Hell or High Water" is insightful in both breadth and depth as it pertains to racial politics and the reaction of the federal government in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Michael Eric Dyson
Connections between Dyson's life, his Scholarship and his Book, "Come Hell or High Water"
Scholarly and Literary Criticism of "Come Hell or High Water"

From the Paper:

"The links between Tyson's life, scholarship and the book Come Hell or High Water are obvious and concrete. As it pertains to his life the book come hell or high water chronicles the difficulty that people of New Orleans had in getting out of the city when confronted with the reality that a dangerous storm was coming. In the book he pointed to the plight of the poor and the working class and how the cost of daily living impeded upon their ability to escape the storm. He points out in the book that these were not people who could afford to just pick up and leave, quite often they did not have transportation and if they did have transportation they would not have money for a hotel room once they fled the city. Those who were able to get out and had to rebuild their lives elsewhere had to overcome a great deal of adversity. This scenario and other aspects of the book are connected to Dyson's life in that he comes from an impoverished background and as such he has a personal understanding--to some extent--of the difficulty that the poor and working class individuals face."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dodson, Angela P. May-June, 2006. Book Review Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster Black Issues Book Review. Retrieved November 25 from; http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HST/is_3_8/ai_n16464220?tag=content;col1
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. 2006Come Hell Or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster. Basic Civitas Books,
  • Home, Jed. Editorial Review of Come Hell or High Water. Retrieved November 25 from; www.amazon.com/Come-Hell-High WaterHurricane/dp/0465017614/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227658569&sr=1-1
  • "Publishers Weekly Review". Retrieved November 25 from; http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Come-Hell-or-High- Water/Michael-Eric-Dyson/e/9780465017614
  • "Reviews and Praise". Retrieved November 25 from; http://www.michaelericdyson.com/comehell/reviews.php

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APA Format

"Come Hell or High Water" (2010, October 11) Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/come-hell-or-high-water-144818/

MLA Format

""Come Hell or High Water"" 11 October 2010. Web. 13 August. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/come-hell-or-high-water-144818/>