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.
As provocative and timely as "Erin Brockovich" or "A Civil Action," "My City Was Gone" is a magnificently told true story of ordinary citizens in a small Southern town who led a legendary fight against corporate pollution and wrongdoing.
|Paperback Book, 344 pages||English|
|Harper Perennial (Aug. 14th, 2007)||Unknown|
|9780060585518||5.48 x 7.99 x 0.92 inches|
|South State History|