"The Great Deluge," by Tulane University historian Douglas Brinkley, covers a week of the Hurricane Katrina debacle and depicts New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin as too vain, too stunned and too paranoid to have been effective in the city's crisis.
Mitch Landrieu gets the Times-Picayune endorsement. He's edged nagin in the polls. Set up? They're definitely not wasting any time seeing to it that New Orleans will be much different than where it was pre-Katrina.