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Editor plans book on Katrina

September 17, 2005|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — The city editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune is writing a book about Hurricane Katrina. It will be published by the Random House Publishing Group.

According to Random House, Jed Horne's untitled book will be "an insider's narrative account of the Hurricane Katrina disaster that will locate its roots in the culture and politics of the city of New Orleans and in the national politics of oil, homeland security, poverty and race relations."

No publication date has been set for the new book by Horne, who also authored "Desire Street: A True Story of Death and Deliverance in New Orleans," a true crime story.

Another Katrina deal already has been announced. Historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley is writing a book for publisher William Morrow, tentatively titled "The Great Deluge."

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