The online Literary Titan has awarded Words Whispered in Water, by Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal with a 5-star review.
The Literary Titan states on its website that it “is an organization of professional editors, writers, and professors that have a passion for the written word. We review fiction and non-fiction books in many different genres, as well as conduct author interviews, and recognize talented authors with our Literary Book Award.”
Rosenthal’s book published by Mango Media in August 2020 is about her quest to expose, against all odds, the true culprit in the New Orleans flooding event during Hurricane Katrina.
Floodlines is named best of 2020’s podcasts by NPR, New York Times, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Guardian, Economist and more.
The free podcast is produced by The Atlantic Magazine and hosted by the talented Vann R. Newkirk II.
Floodlines revisits the story of the levee breaches through the experiences of four New Orleanians—Le-Ann Williams, Fred Johnson, Alice Craft-Kerney, and Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal—who remained in the city through the aftermath, and who are still living with the consequences.
Published by Mango Media (August 2020)
Stephen Estopinal, eight-year veteran of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority–East created after Hurricane Katrina, praises Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal’s new book Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina (Mango, 2020).
Estopinal’s book review will appear in the upcoming double issue (vol 40, numbers 1 & 2) of the Xavier Review. An early digital galley has been released ahead of the hard copy issue.
In her book, Rosenthal is highly critical of the levee board reform movement, labeling it as ineffective and a distraction from the true culprit, the Army Corps of Engineers.
Estopinal––who was president of the Authority when his tenure ended––appears to agree.