There's an interview here with Eric Klinenberg about Heat Wave, which is subtitled "A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago." The book is very data-rich and examines the event from all sorts of angles: media, politics, geography, sociology, demographics, etc. If you're interested in Klinenberg more broadly, I'm sure Lew can fill you in.
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