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Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Editor-in-Chief: Renda-Tanali, Irmak

Managing Editor: McGee, Sibel

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Book Review of "Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago"

Roy E. Roper
Published Online: 2003-09-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1547-7355.1008

Klinenberg's book investigates the heat wave of midsummer 1995 and its human and institutional impacts on the city of Chicago. The Heat Index reached 126F on July 13th; on July 14th, Chicago witnessed its hottest day of its recorded history. From July 13 to July 20, more than 700 people died. Most were elderly, living alone, isolated, and often not discovered for days. One of the deadliest heat waves in the US was upon the city.

Keywords: Heat Wave; Eric Klinenberg; Anthropology; Roy E. Roper

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Published Online: 2003-09-29

Citation Information: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Volume 1, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1547-7355.1008.

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