Shake the Devil Off



A Charismatic Young Soldier Meets A Tragic End In This Moving And Mesmerizing Account Of The War In Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, And No Safety Net AmericaZackery Bowen Was Thrust Into Two Of America S Largest Recent Debacles He Was One Of The First Soldiers To Encounter The Fledgling Insurgency In Iraq After Years Of Military Service He Returned To New Orleans To Tend Bar And Deliver Groceries In The Weeks Before Hurricane Katrina Made Landfall, He Met Addie Hall, A Pretty And High Spirited Bartender Their Improvised, Hard Partying Endurance During And After The Storm Had News Outlets Around The World Featuring The Couple As The Personification Of What So Many Want To Believe Is The Indomitable Spirit Of New Orleans.But In October 2006, Bowen Leaped From The Rooftop Bar Of A French Quarter Hotel A Note In His Pocket Directed The Police To The Body Of Addie Hall It Was, According To NOPD Veterans, One Of The Most Gruesome Crimes In The City S History How Had This Popular, Handsome Father Of Two Done This Horrible Thing Journalist Ethan Brown Moved From New York City To The French Quarter In Order To Investigate This Question Among The Newsworthy Elements In The Book Is Brown S Discovery That This Tragedy Like So Many Others Could Have Been Avoided If The Military Had Simply Not, In The Words Of Paul Sullivan, Executive Director Of Veterans For Common Sense, Absolutely And Completely Failed This Soldier Shake The Devil Off Is A Mesmerizing Tribute To These Lives Lost.Shake the Devil Off

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Shake the Devil Off
  • Ethan Brown
  • English
  • 17 November 2018
  • 0805088938

10 thoughts on “Shake the Devil Off

  1. says:

    I just finished reading this book agree with Doug that this is short stories 1 the story of the 527 MP Co in Iraq Afghanistan 2 Mr Brown s experiences living in post Katrina New Orleans, which I have no interest in Mr Brown is also very obvious with his sympathies to Zack Bowen He attempts to justify why Zack killed then dismembered Addie.Quite honestly, I was appalled that while Mr Brown was humanizing Zack Bowen he painted a picture that other murderers in post Katrina N I just finished reading this book agree with Doug that this is short stories 1 the story of the 527 MP Co in Iraq Afghanistan 2 Mr Brown s experiences living in post Katrina New Orleans, which I have no interest in Mr Brown is also very obvious with his sympath...

  2. says:

    The author finally admits, when the book is almost complete, that he is sympathetic to the murderer He stops shy of this admission, actually, writing that his wife felt he was, to the point of being angry with him This book is an apology for the murderer, and the author forgot that the murder was not a quick act of passion, but rather a planned, gruesome saga that involved living with the corpse for over two weeks, and setting up a horrid tableau in order to scar those who followed the instruc The author finally admits...

  3. says:

    I wrote a long, quite possibly fabulous review of Shake the Devil Off and then accidentally deleted it Basically what I wanted to say was that it was quite clear that Ethan Brown s sympathies were with Zachary Bowen, who strangled and dismembered girlfriend Addie Hall in 2006 We read of numerous interviews with Zack s family, friends, co workers, and military colleagues but do not hear from anyone who knew Addie outside of the few years she spent in the French Quarter Brown even travels out o I wrote a long, quite possibly fabulous review of Shake the Devil Off and then accidentally deleted it Basically what I wanted to say was that it was quite clear that Ethan Brown s sympathies were with Zachary Bowen, who strangled and dismembered girlfriend Addie Hall in 2006 We read of numerous interviews with Zack s family, friends, co workers, and military colleagues but do not hear from anyone who knew Addie outside of the few years she spent in the French Quarter Brown even travels out of the way to meet up with young men that Zack served with in Iraq Yet we never hear from Addie s side of the story, other than a fleeting mention of some childhoold abuse What we do hear of Addie is from her years in New Orleans her quirky bike rides through the Quarter, moody arguments with friends, or how she and Zack refused to evacuate during Katrina and rode out the aftermath Brown argues post traumatic stress disorder due to serving in Iraq and surviving Hur...

  4. says:

    First of all, let me say that I have huge respect for Ethan Brown His book on the Jeff Davis 8 was one of thememorable books I read in 2017 and his reporting is thorough and engaging throughout this book He took an unbelievably horrific crime and I m kind of a murder junkie, I feel like my tolerance is higher than the average and humanized the murderer and makes a super strong case about the tolls of PTSD and the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina on Bowen s psyche Also a beautiful and First of all, let me say that I have huge respect for Ethan Brown His book on the Jeff Davis 8 was one of thememorable books I read in 2017 and his reporting is thorough and engaging throughout this book He took an unbelievably horrific crime and I m kind of a murder junkie, I feel like my tolerance is higher than the average and humaniz...

  5. says:

    I have a lot of thoughts about this book and I don t know how to even begin to put them into words This book is so muchthan I thought it was going to be I bought it because I spend a lot of time in New Orleans and was familiar with The murder suicide of Addie and Zach I had even met Addie once when she was bartending at the Spotted Cat I thought it was going to be another grisly true crime recap of the horrific details of the murder I was not expecting to read such a thought provoki I have a lot of thoughts about this book and I don t know how to even begin to put them into words This book is so muchthan I thought it was going to be I bought it because I spend a lot of time in New Orleans and was familiar with The murder suicide of Addie and Zach I had even met Addie once when she was bartending at the Spotted Cat I thought it was go...

  6. says:

    I found parts of this book interesting and I did finish it, so that says something but overall, this book was underwhelming However Brown tries to draw a parallel between our military s indifference to many of its veterans and the indifference that our government showed during Katrina The parallel is easy to make because Addie Hall was murdered in New Orleans and Addie and Zack decided to ride out the h...

  7. says:

    As a New Orleanian who saw this story when it hit the news and was also acquainted with both people I read this with great trepidation I was so glad that Mr Brown told the story with the no sensationalism Bowen was not a monster and Hall was not a saint H...

  8. says:

    I vaguely recall reading the headlines a few years ago about this young couple Fast forward a few years I see an episode on ABC of a program called Final Witness It features the commentary of the now infamous Margaret Sanchez, suspect in the recent murder of Jaren Lockhart Google it.I got around to checking this book out from the library, and I couldn t put it down Things I liked It pulled me back into the nonfiction realm I hadn t read a NF book in awhile Now I m adding all sorts of tru I vaguely recall reading the headlines a few years ago about this young couple Fast forward a few years I see an episode on ABC of a program called Final Witness It features the commentary of the now infamous Margaret Sanchez, suspect in the recent murder of Jaren Lockhart Google it.I got around to checking this book out from the library, and I couldn t put it down Things I liked It pulled me back into the nonfiction realm I hadn t read a NF book in awhile Now I m adding all sorts of true stories to my to read list, especially those based on and around New Orleans It sparked my interest and made me think about important issues like the Iraq War, homicide rates corruption in New Orleans and post traumatic stress disorder.Things I didn t like The book focused mostly on Zack Bowen Why market the book as a story about the couple when we only got the background of one of them I wanted to knowabout Addie Hall ...

  9. says:

    This book is about Zachary Bown, who, on a morning in New Orleans, goes to an expensive hotel and spends the afternoon drinking After a while he goes up to the roof of the hotel and throws himself off to his death The police find in his pocket a suicide note that is also a confession to a murder He has killed and dismembered his girlfriend Addie Hall, and the note leads the police to their shared apartment Although this is a true crime novel, it cannot focus on the police investigation or a This book is about Zachary Bown, who, on a morning in New Orleans, goes to an expensive hotel and spends the afternoon drinking After a while he goes up to the roof of the hotel and throws himself off to his death The police find in his pocket a suicide note that is also a confession to a murder He has killed and dismembered his girlfriend Addie Hall, and the note leads the police to their shared apartment Although this is a true crime novel, it cannot focus on the police investigation or a trial, because the murderer is ...

  10. says:

    Half Crime Story and Half Blame Game This book intrigued me primarily because I distinctly remember the initial news story that first drew national attention to Zack Bowen and Addie Hall Two young adults who weathered the wrath of Hurricane Katrina and found a way to find happiness together amid the devastation While the story was meant to be a feel good story, I distinctly recall the accompanying pictures telling a different story battered survivors finding a way to keep the N awlin Half Crime Story and Half Blame Game This book intrigued me primarily because I distinctly remember the initial news story that first drew national attention to Zack Bowen and Addie Hall Two young adults who weathered the ...

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