Disaster Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Wish you had a better idea of past disasterous experiences that people have survived, or struggled to recover from? Seattle OEM has a list of recommended books to better help you wrap your mind around the notion of what to expect during an unexpected, catastrophic event. 

If you have an idea for a book we should list, please contact Community Engagement Manager Sophia Lopez at Sophia.Lopez@seattle.gov.

Book List

Click on the poster for a summary of each book.

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi KleinThe Unthinkable by Amanda RipleyThe Road by Cormac McCarthyThe Big Burn by Timothy EganFive Days at Memorial by Sheri FinkWave by Sonali DERANIYAGALAVoices from Chernobyl by Svetlana AlexievichWorld War Z by Max BrooksEruption by Steve OlsonZeitoun by Dave EggersFull Rip 9.0 by Sandi Doughton

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