Shall We Wake the President?
Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office
Lyons Press 2016
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What happens during a presidential transition should a disaster occur? Who is in charge of addressing the 3am phone call, the outgoing or incoming administration? Tevi Troy is the author of Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office (Lyons Press, 2016). Troy is the CEO of the American Health Policy Institute and former deputy secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In Shall We Wake the President?, Troy focuses on the evolving role of the president in dealing with disasters, and examines how our presidents have handled disasters. He also looks at the likelihood of similar disasters befalling modern America, and details how smart policies today can help us avoid future crises, or can best react to them should they occur. In addition, Troy provides information on what government can do to prepare for disasters.