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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 (Paperback)

By Griswold, Eliza

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Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist.... Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbours' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbours and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold reveals what happens when an imperilled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.
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ISBN 9781472268723
Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472268723
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Wildfire
Released 11 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Griswold, Eliza
Category Social Institutions
Politics & Government
Fossil Fuel Technologies
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 363.730974882
Weight 240g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Gas wells - Hydraulic fracturing - Environmental aspects - Pennsylvania - Amity Washington County Township, Gas wells - Hydraulic fracturing - Environmental aspects - Pennsylvania - Prosperity, Amity Washington County, Pa Township - Social conditions, Prosperity Pa - Social conditions
NBS Text Energy Technology & Electrical Engineering
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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