Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in America. Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of A Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rura...

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Title:Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
Author:Eliza Griswold
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0374103119
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America Reviews

  • Laura
    Jul 07, 2018
    A fast read. Would be very accessible for undergraduates. Focuses almost exclusively on the legal case that embroiled these families. I would have liked a bit more attention to the scientific battles around the health and ecological impacts of fracking. Most of what we get on that fron...
  • Erok
    Jul 13, 2018
    If you live around Pittsburgh, you need to read this book. It reads like a novel, following one family who "lost" - a sacrifice for extractive industries. The book lays out how daily hardships, even small ones, can add up to destroy a home. Lots of Pittsburgh content in this one, with...
  • hoopiefoot
    Jul 08, 2018
    Engaging and heartbreaking. ...
  • Marvel
    Jul 23, 2018
    My sister recommended this and since I grew up in Prosperity - and many family members still live there - I decided to read it. Also because it deals with fracking and this is happening on our family farm where my dad still lives. When I started the book, I was skeptical. It seemed t...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Jun 11, 2018
    A small town in Appalachia a single mom who turns in to a brave activist who fights to protect her town her family and her neighbors from the dangers of fracking highly recommend an important book,#netgalley ...
  • Michael
    Jul 15, 2018
    One of the dirty little secrets in America is that most of us are willing to look the other way and not think too much about how we get the electricity that powers our homes and phones, or about the effect on the health and lives of those who live in the shadow of extractive industry. ...
  • Christina Mitchell
    Jul 07, 2018
    Why do people live and vote outside their own best interests? Because, reality is always complex...even the reality of those who see things as black and white. ...
  • AnnMarie Johnson
    Jul 31, 2018
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  • Joe Bolin
    Jul 16, 2018
    I love long form journalism, especially the books and articles for which the author has embedded him or herself with the subjects. Books like Nomadland and The Stranger in the Woods are among my favorites. As with those books, I learned about Amity and Prosperity from NPR. Unlike those...
  • Tracy
    Jun 15, 2018
    read this to get better understanding if fracking and the damage it does. such a tragic story. ...
  • Leigh
    Jul 26, 2018
    We are amazingly adept at finding new and creative ways to destroy the earth. This book is about the human toll of fracking, but it?s also about the tragically human ways need and the promise of wealth can destroy communities and how short term gain trumps long term good every time. ...
  • Helen Morgan
    Aug 15, 2018
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  • Marianne
    Aug 01, 2018
    Griswold presented her information in a very unbiased way, letting her readers make their own opinion regarding a very controversial issue. A definite 5 star. ...
  • Yvonne Mcquilkin
    Aug 13, 2018
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  • gnarlyhiker
    Jul 12, 2018
    recommend documentary: Company Town: Enviromental Injustice, Corporate Accountability, and Community Action by Natalie Kottke-Masocco (2017) good luck ...
  • Sarah Simmons
    Aug 01, 2018
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  • Pam Patterson
    Jun 29, 2018
    My rating may be somewhat skewed because I was engrossed by the story of how a new extraction industry impacted the people I went to middle and high school with. Some of the non-sequiturs in the story telling annoyed me, but the writing captures what I know to be true about the people ...
  • Ray Roberts
    Jun 28, 2018
    Must read. Listen with a skeptical ear about the lawyer ?heroes? but otherwise an essential way to understand what?s happening in our corner of the state. ...
  • Jeff
    Jun 27, 2018
    A very well written book . I learned a lot about fracking. Certainly not as harmless as we are led to believe. The author did not beat us over the head with "science." Some of course, but the main focus of the book was about the personal struggles of those involved with this ecological...
  • Virginia
    Jul 10, 2018
    This is an important investigation into the wreckage left from the fracking industry in two small towns in Pennsylvania.It?s a sensitive and compassionate depiction of innocent lives ruined by the contamination of water, air, and soil. In my urban insulation I was emotionally upended...
  • Elise Martin
    Jul 27, 2018
    Similar story to Erin Brockovich, you know who the good and bad guys are right from the start of the book. This is a true story of the plight and the fight of one family in particular in a small farming community in southwestern Pennsylvania to which the "big money of fracking" has com...
  • Zish
    Aug 01, 2018
    Griswold is a brilliant journalist and author. So glad to have come across her works! This is an important story of an American identity, and home. ...
  • Barb
    Jul 30, 2018
    This was probably more of a 4.5. Great book, sad/frustrating story but well told. ...
  • Steve Nolan
    Jul 16, 2018
    A great look at what is actually "Trump country." (Fuck you, "Hillbilly Elegy.") The poor puppies :( ...
  • Sarah
    Jul 23, 2018
    I don't even know where to start. It is shocking to me that this kind of systematic failure by Government to protect its own citizens is taking place in America. This is the kind of thing that happens in third world countries, not here in our own backyard. While I fully realize Ami...
  • Taylor Allison
    Jun 18, 2018
    This was a very involved and important book. The story of the fracking industry is crucial to making sure we don't allow this to happen in the future. It was very informative and enjoyable at the same time! ...
  • Shannon Mace
    Aug 16, 2018
    This book provides an insight look into a few Pennsylvania families' struggles to get justice, or at the very least -clean water, after the fracking industry ruined their property, health, and livelihoods. Chronicled over several years, the book is well-researched and well-written. ...
  • Alex Joyner
    Jul 01, 2018
    There were other impacts from the fracking boom and the Haneys were feeling them. Over the course of eight years, as Eliza Griswold tracks this family in this powerful book, they lose their health, their animals, their house, and their trust in just about everyone except a pair of crus...
  • Allison
    Aug 16, 2018
    Slow moving but interesting. ...
  • Dana Hiscock
    Aug 02, 2018
    This is a fine book about the consequences of fracking for natural gas in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Somewhat reminiscent of ?A Civil Action?. A very well written account of a difficult subject. It gives some real insights into the power of vested business interests to influence go...