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My City Was Gone: One American Town's Toxic Secret, Its Angry Band of Locals, and a $700 Million Day in Court

Author: Love, Dennis

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$25.95
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Stock:10

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My City Was Gone: One American Town's Toxic Secret, Its Angry Band of Locals, and a $700 Million Day in Court : Powerful and important, My City Was Gone is the cautionary tale of how a hardworking small town was destroyed by the very forces that created it. Anniston, Alabama, was once a thriving industrial hub, home to a Monsanto chemical plant as well as a federal depot for chemical weapons. Now its notoriety comes from its exceptionally high cancer rate - some 25 percent above the state norm - and the town's determined citizens, who joined together and struck back at the corporation that employed them - and poisoned them. Dennis Love's bold, gripping narrative unfolds through the stories of three Annistonians: David Baker, the black community activist and environmental folk hero who would lead the charge against the polluters; Chip Howell, the white mayor who defended and provided political cover for the army; and the author himself, a native son who shares his memories and offers compelling insight as the events unfold. Throughout, Love introduces a diverse collection of citizens - heroes and villains, bystanders and victims - whose experiences put a human face on this modern tragedy.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9780060585501
ISBN 10:0060585501
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:344
Size:9.10" l x 6.40" w x 1.30" h
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