When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico

When the Sky Fell: Hurricane Maria and the United States in Puerto Rico by Michael Deibert is both an account of the months after the huge category 5 hurricane hit in September 2017, and a history of Puerto Rico and its peculiar relationship with the United States. The book takes a hard look at why Puerto Rico was so unprepared that over 3,000 people died as a result of the storm. The long term implications for the island’s status as a commonwealth of the United States are examined in light of the response of the US to the devastation. (Non-Fiction)