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You Will Feel The Heat From This Gripping Tale From Ground Zero At Katrina. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.On the night of August 27, 2005, Dr. Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching Hurricane Katrina would pass withMoreYou Will Feel The Heat From This Gripping Tale From Ground Zero At Katrina. Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.On the night of August 27, 2005, Dr. Demaree Inglese was one of many New Orleans residents convinced that approaching Hurricane Katrina would pass with minimal impact. The next few days events would prove how mistaken they all were, and Dr. Inglese, medical director of the New Orleans city jail, would lead his staff through a crisis of deadly proportions .A Page-Turning True Story Inglese Tells It Brilliantly. Dennis M. Powers, author of Sentinel of the SeasMassive flooding transformed the sprawling jail complex into an island in the crippled city. Without power or running water, and with food supplies dwindling, the medical team cared for thousands of inmates, staff, and neighborhood residents, while deputies struggled to maintain order. Rioting prisoners, burning buildings, SWAT team rescues, and medical emergencies all conspired to create a storm within a storm.Brings The Human Scale Of The Tragedy To Life. Publishers WeeklyVividly re-creating seven days that felt like an eternity to those who survived them, No Ordinary Heroes is a stark, revealing testament to the power of the human spirit in the most harrowing circumstances.Theres No Putting This One Down. John Gilstrap, author of Six Minutes to FreedomWith 16 Pages of Dramatic PhotosUpdated with a New EpilogueDemaree Inglese, M.D., earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, then completed a residency in internal medicine with the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Dr.Inglese relocated to New Orleans, where he practiced as an internist and hospitalist, and was appointed as a clinical assistant professor at Tulane University School of Medicine. In 2000, he was chosen to be medical director for the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriffs Office, one of the largest jails in the country. Later, he was also appointed medical director for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriffs Office, in Covington, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Inglese was awarded a medal of commendation, the highest honor bestowed by the Sheriffs Office, for outstanding leadership and courage during the storm.He still lives in New Orleans.Diana G. Gallagher has written several works of nonfiction and over fifty novels for all ages, young reader through adult. A Hugo Award-winning artist, retired musician, and full-time author, she lives in Florida.