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Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover) Loot Price: R449
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Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover): Eliza Griswold

Amity and Prosperity - One Family and the Fracturing of America (Hardcover)

Eliza Griswold

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In Amity and Prosperity, the prize winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold exposes the tattered edges of the social fabric in rural America. In a work rich with narrative suspense, she explores the volatile personalities and politics of a small Allegheny town that has an abundance of natural gas but no municipal water supply. The result is a definitive guide to the fracking debate, and to the larger social and environmental hazards that are upending rural America. Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her neighbours, she sees the energy companies' payments as a windfall. Soon trucks are rumbling down her unpaved road and a fenced-off fracking site rises on adjacent land. But her annoyance gives way to concern and then to fear as domestic animals and pets begin dying and mysterious illnesses strike her family - despite the companies' insistence that nothing is wrong. Griswold masterfully chronicles Haney's transformation into an unlikely whistle-blower as she launches her own investigation into corporate wrong doing. As she takes her case to court, Haney inadvertently reveals the complex rifts in her community and begins to reshape its attitudes toward outsiders, corporations, and the federal government. Amity and Prosperity uses her gripping and moving tale to show the true costs of our energy infrastructure and to illuminate the predicament of rural America in the twenty-first century.

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Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2018
Authors: Eliza Griswold
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-374-10311-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Management of land & natural resources
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Rural communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Urban communities
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > Central government policies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 0-374-10311-9
Barcode: 9780374103118

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