These days we are forced to confront the reality that there are many things we need to prepare for that years ago weren’t even on our radar. From threats to national security to large-scale disasters, these books can inform and prepare you for what may come.
Five Days at Memorial
By Sheri Fink
Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better.
By Ted Koppel
In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.
Playing to the Edge
By Michael V. Hayden
An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America’s intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change.
Failures of Imagination
By Michael McCaul
From the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, a gripping look at the most dangerous and unexpected threats to our national security—and the actions needed to protect us. See below for an infographic about these types of threats.
And for those who just want to survive the more mundane, like a sister-in-law, a teenage daughter, or the zombie apocalypse, these titles are perfect for you.