Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2022.
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9781432894276, 1432894277
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Cicero Public Library - StacksLP MAHER, KRISOn Shelf
Forest Park Public Library - StacksLP 344.046 MAHOn Shelf
Westmont Public Library - Adult 1st FloorLARGE PRINT 363.7394 MAHOn Shelf

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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2022.
Format
Large Print
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633 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781432894276, 1432894277

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Erin Brockovich meets Dark Waters in this propulsive and heart-wrenching legal drama set in Appalachian coal country, as one determined lawyer confronts a coal industry giant in a battle over clean drinking water for a West Virginia community--from Wall Street Journal reporter Kris Maher. For two decades, the water in the taps and wells of Mingo County didn't look, smell, or taste right. Could it be the root of the health problems--from kidney stones to cancer--in this Appalachian community? Environmental lawyer Kevin Thompson certainly thought so. For seven years, he waged an epic legal battle against Massey Energy, West Virginia's most powerful coal company, helmed by CEO Don Blankenship. While Massey's lawyers worked out of a gray glass office tower in Charleston known as "the Death Star," Thompson set up shop in a ramshackle hotel in the fading coal town of Williamson. Working with fellow lawyers and a crew of young activists, Thompson would eventually uncover the ruthless shortcuts that put the community's drinking water at risk. A respected preacher and his brother, retired coal miners, and women whose families had lived in the area's coal camps for generations, all put their trust in Thompson when they had nowhere else to turn. As he dug deeper into the mystery of the water along a stretch of road where the violence from the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud still echoes, he was pulled into the darkest corners of Mingo County, risking his finances, his marriage, his career, and even his safety. Bringing to life a rich cast of characters and the legacy of coal mining in an essential yet often misunderstood part of America, On Desperate Ground is a masterful work of investigative reporting about greed and denial, a revealing portrait of a town besieged by hardship and heartbreak, and an inspiring account of one tenacious environmental lawyer's mission to expose the truth and demand justice"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maher, K. (2022). Desperate: an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maher, Kris. 2022. Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia. Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maher, Kris. Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia Thorndike Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Maher, Kris. Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2022.

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