Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900�2010 provides the background needed to understand the key political and policy underpinnings of emergency management, exploring how major "focusing events" have shaped the development of emergency management. It builds on

chapter 3|32 pages

–1950 David Butler

chapter 4|32 pages

The Formative Years: 1950–1978 Keith Bea

chapter 5|52 pages

–2001 Richard T. Sylves

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From a Painful Past to an Uncertain Future