Levees.org founders’ book nominated for Montaigne Medal and da Vinci Eye Prize

As part of the Eric Hoffer Award, Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s debut book, Words Whispered in Water was nominated for the Montaigne Medal.

The Montaigne Medal is an additional distinction to the Hoffer Grand Prize, awarded to the most thought-provoking books. Only two or three books receive this award each year.

And there’s even more news! The book’s cover is also nominated for the da Vinci Eye prize for outstanding cover art. Only six books receive this distinction annually.

The cover art is designed by local New Orleans artist M Styborski.

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Another commissioner of post-Katrina Levee Board praises Words Whispered in Water

Another former commissioner of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection-East has praised Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s new book Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina (Mango, 2020).

Ricardo Pineda, a Water Resources Engineer for over 40 years, who served six years as a commissioner for the Flood Authority East, has positive remarks about Rosenthal’s book which was critical of the post-Katrina levee board reform.

Rosenthal believed the levee board reform distracted attention away from the true culprit in the disaster, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr. Pineda is the second commissioner to give high marks to Rosenthal’s triple-award winning book. Stephen Estopinal, eight-year veteran of the Flood Authority East, also praised Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s book in a book review in the double issue (vol 40, numbers 1 & 2) of the Xavier Review.

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Founder Rosenthal’s book garners 2021 Feathered Quill Silver Award

Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s debut book has received the 2021 Feathered Quill Silver Second Place book award in the Informational Category.

The book is titled “Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina” and was published my Mango Media in August 2020.

In her book, Rosenthal describes how she created the group Levees.org to find out the true reason that New Orleans flooded in August of 2005.

In her quest for the facts, she discovered that the culprit, the US Army Corps of Engineers had spent millions fooling the American public and harassing anyone who stood in its way.

Below are the Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments:

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