Haley Barbour’s Hurricane Katrina book tour coming to Mississippi Coast

August 20, 2015 in News

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and ex-first lady Marsha Barbour look over Hurricane Katrina damage in Biloxi, Mississippi in this September 2005 file photo. The former governor is now promoting his book that offers a first-person account of the year following the deadly natural disaster. (File/Tim Isbell)

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and ex-first lady Marsha Barbour look over Hurricane Katrina damage in Biloxi, Mississippi in this September 2005 file photo. The former governor is now promoting his book that offers a first-person account of the year following the deadly natural disaster. (File/Tim Isbell)

JACKSON (AP) — Former Gov. Haley Barbour will tour Mississippi to promote his new book, “America’s Great Storm: Leading Through Hurricane Katrina.”

Republican Barbour co-wrote the book with Jere Nash, a Jackson-based Democratic political consultant.

Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005, leaving a wide swath of destruction across Mississippi and Louisiana.

Barbour’s promotional tour begins Saturday during the Mississippi Book Festival at the state Capitol in Jackson.

His scheduled appearances include:

Aug. 22: Greenwood, Turnrow Book Co., 6 p.m.
Aug. 23: Oxford, Square Books, 2 p.m.
Aug. 24: Tupelo, Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore, noon
Aug. 24: Starkville, Mississippi State University, 2:30
Aug. 25: Meridian, Community Bank downtown, 1 p.m.
Aug. 25: Jackson, Lemuria Bookstore, 4 p.m.
Aug. 26: Archives and History, Jackson, noon
Aug. 26: Laurel, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 26: Hattiesburg, University of Southern Mississippi, 6 p.m.
Aug. 27: Pass Christian, Pass Christian Books, noon
Aug. 27: Bay St. Louis, Bay Books, 2:15 p.m.
Aug. 28: Long Beach, USM-Gulf Park, 8 a.m.