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

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

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By (author) Dennis Love

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  • Publisher: HARPER PERENNIAL
  • Format: Paperback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 198mm x 25mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 14 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 006058551X
  • ISBN 13: 9780060585518
  • Edition statement: Reprint

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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.

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