Levees.org founder announces book deal

The founder of Levees.org has recently signed a book deal with Mango Publishing, based in Miami. 

Sandy Rosenthal’s book––Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina––is about how she, and the group she founded, Levees.org, exposed the culprit in the catastrophic flooding in metropolitan New Orleans in 2005. 

Mango is currently one of the fastest growing independent publishers according to Publisher’s Weekly. 

The book is about how Rosenthal became a citizen investigator and––with the help of Levees.org supporters and a team of dedicated experts––unraveled a multi-million dollar cover up that media and an elite engineering trade group took part in. 

For the Associated Press story about the new book, click here.

Read More » Leave a comment

Levees.org founder featured in new book

Cherchez of Femme: New Orleans Women by Cheryl Gerber (University of Mississippi, 2020)

Founder Sandy Rosenthal is featured in a newly released hard bound pictorial book.

From the book jacket: “New Orleans native Cheryl Gerber captures the vibrancy and diversity of New Orleans women in Cherchez la Femme; New Orleans Women. Inspired by the 2017 Women’ March inWashington, DC, Gerber’s book includes photographs of the city’s most well-known women and the everyday women who make New Orleans so rich and diverse…”

Rosenthal appears in Chapter 6, The Era of Women written by Katy Reckdahl. Rosenthal was selected for her work to educate the American public about the cause of the levee failures and catastrophic flooding in New Orleans in August 2005.

For more about the book, click here.


Read More » Leave a comment

The Army Corps requests $3.2B from Congress to raise New Orleans levees

The Army Corps of Engineers has recommended that Congress invest $3.2 billion to raise the levees in the New Orleans region to account for sea level rise and anticipated subsidence. Levees.org’s lead researcher, HJ Bosworth, speaks to Rob Masson with Fox8 News about it.

Read More » Leave a comment