← Back to Search

Holding Details

LocationClark County
Call No346.73 Addi
TitleWastelands : the true story of farm country on trial / Corban Addison ; [foreword by John Grisham].
AuthorAddison, Corban, 1979- author.
Total Circ0
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101994379346.73 Addi6/18/2022 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780593320839 electronic book
International Standard Book Number 9780593320822 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 0593320824 hardcover
International Standard Book Number 9780593556634 paperback
International Standard Book Number 0593556631 paperback
Personal Name Addison, Corban, 1979- author.
Title Statement Wastelands : the true story of farm country on trial / Corban Addison ; [foreword by John Grisham].
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.
Physical Description xiv, 444 pages ; 25 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-421) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Foreword by John Grisham -- Author's note -- Prologue -- Part one: The kingdom. Homeplace -- The champion -- Down East -- Fortunate sons -- Dark arts -- The butcher -- Acts of war -- Part two: Rebellion. The fountainhead -- The five families -- Tabula rasa -- Appealing to Caesar -- A man for all seasons -- The cloud and the flame -- Hunting the unicorn -- Outside man -- A vision on the mountain -- Part three: Sabotage. Hog summer -- The Murphy men -- Fate and transport -- Company town -- The people's circus -- Amendment one -- Part four: Confrontation. First words -- Cloud of witnesses -- Bloodsport -- A traitor to his kind -- See no evil, smell no evil -- Pitchforks on the doorstep of justice -- Into the whirlwind -- Total war -- The hog king and the saint -- World on fire -- The furies -- Part five: The reckoning. Ring the bells -- Deus ex machina -- Higher law -- Waiting for daylight -- Final judgment -- Epilogue.
Summary, Etc. "A once idyllic American landscape is home to a closely knit, rural community that, for more than a generation, has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming that had been making them sick and damaging their homes. After years of frustration and futile attempts to bring about change, an impassioned cadre of local residents, led by a team of intrepid and dedicated lawyers, brought suit against one of the world's most powerful corporations-and, miraculously, they won. As vivid and fast-paced as a novel, Wastelands takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America's farmland, and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight. With unparalleled entree in the courtroom, Corban Addison captures the stirring and unforgettable struggle to bring a modern-day monopoly to its knees, to force a once invincible power to change, to vindicate the rights of a long-suffering community, and finally to restore their heritage"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Corporate Name Smithfield Foods, Inc. Trials, litigation, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pork industry and trade Law and legislation North Carolina.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animal waste Law and legislation North Carolina.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Public nuisance North Carolina.
Added Entry, Personal Name Grisham, John. writer of foreword.

Book Reviews

Create Review