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Lost Mountain : A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation Ofappalachia



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  • Lost Mountain
    Lost Mountain


The mountains of Appalachia are home to one of the oldest and most diverse ecosystems in North America. But they are also host to the mother lode of American coal, and a new form of strip mining has created a state of emergency for the Appalachian wilderness and the communities that depend on it. In powerful, stirring prose Erik Reece chronicles the year he spent witnessing the systematic decimation of a single mountain, exposing how issues of corporate hubris, government neglect, and class conflict have all contributed to the crisis. Lost Mountain is a landmark defense of a natural treasure, a core part of our national identity threatened with extinction. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Erik Reece is a writer in residence at the University of Kentucky. His work appears in The New York Times, Harper's, The Nation, Orion, and The Oxford American, among other publications.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 3
The New Canaryp. 6
September 2003-Lost Mountainp. 41
Coal: An Autobiographyp. 15
October 2003-Lost Mountainp. 21
Which Side are You On? (Part 1)p. 27
November 2003-Lost Mountainp. 33
The Power to Move Mountainsp. 37
December 2003-Lost Mountainp. 41
"Was It All By Design?"p. 44
January 2004-Lost Mountainp. 53
Which Side Are You On? (Part 2)p. 60
February 2004-Lost Mountainp. 71
On Bad Creekp. 77
March 2004-Lost Mountainp. 87
What is a Flying Squirrel Worth?p. 92
April 2004-Lost Mountainp. 103
Acts of Godp. 112
May 2004-Lost Mountainp. 121
Whitewash in Martin Countyp. 127
June 2004-Lost Mountainp. 145
The Ecovillagep. 156
July 2004-Lost Mountainp. 163
Which Side Are You On? (Part 3)p. 174
August 2004-Lost Mountainp. 183
RFK in Ekyp. 188
September 2004-Lost Mountainp. 207
Before the Lawp. 217
Conclusionp. 225
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Notesp. 249
Recommended Readingp. 261
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