Book Reviews


Book reviews published to date (from oldest to newest):

  1. Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilience (2014), by Jeroen van der Heijden. [Reviewer: Don Watson]
  2.  The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in World Where Things Go Wrong (2014) by Judith Rodin; Public Affairs, $27.99, 384 pp. [Reviewer: Joshua Sinai]
  3. The Dynamics of Disaster, by Susan W. Kieffer. Norton, 2014. Hardcover, 274 pp. List price: $25.95. [Reviewer: Claire B. Rubin]
  4. Two Reviews on Social Media and Emergency Management. [Reviewer: Lauren Ohl-Trlica.]
  5. A Futurist’s Guide to Emergency Management  (2015)  [Reviewer: Will Flagler]
  6. Cassandra’s Curse: the Law and Forseeable Future Disasters (2016) [Reviewer: Ed Thomas]
  7. The Consequences of Disasters: Demographic, Planning, and Policy Implications (2016) [Reviewer: Don Watson]
  8. Narratives of Crisis; Telling Stories of Ruin and Renewal (2016) [Reviewer: NancyKay Sullivan Wessman.
  9. Katrina, Mississippi; Voices from Ground Zero (2016) [Reviewer: Robert Tabler, Jr.]
  10. Consuming Catastrophe; Mass Culture in America’s Decade of Disaster (2017), by Timothy Recuber. [Reviewer: Jono Anzalone]
  11. The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters. [Reviewer: Ed Thomas]
  12.  Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience (2016), by Michele Companion and Miriam S. Chaiken (Eds.). [Reviewer: Simone Domingue]
  13. The Politics of Crisis Management by Arjen Boin, Paul ‘t Hart, Eric Stern, and Bengt Sundelius. 2017 (2nd edition) [Reviewer: Greg Jones. ]
  14. Organizing for Reliability: A Guide for Research and Practice, Edited by Ranga Ramanujam and Karlene H. Roberts. Stanford Press; $75. [Reviewer: Patrick Roberts, Virginia Tech]
  15. Handbook of Disaster Research, edited by Havidan Rodriguez et al; 2018, [Reviewer: Laura Olson, Georgetown University. ]
  16. Mastering Catastrophic Risk. by Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem
    [Reviewer: Ed Thomas, Esq.]


Rev. 9/18

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