Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the Earth
"Movement reporting on a par with Mailer's Armies of the Night"--Peter Linebaugh, author of Magna Carta Manifesto and The Many-Headed Hydra.
Hold on tight as you open the pages of Born Under a Bad Sky and follow journalist Jeffrey St. Clair as he leads you through a landscape of horrors and wonders, scenery all the more strange because the setting is our own bruised world, in our own fraught era.
Enter a world that is part Bosch and part Bierstadt. This is not only a savage philippic against the foulers of Nature's temple, but--and this is where St. Clair worthily follows in the tracks of Stegner and Abbey--an homage to the planet itself. There is beauty as well as horror here.
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Review: Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the EarthUser Review - The Hermit's - Goodreads
This is basically a half history/half memoir about the 'death of the west'. It's a bit depressing the way we have damned and drained the rivers of the west and overgrazed the land to the point that ... Read full review
Review: Born Under a Bad Sky: Notes from the Dark Side of the EarthUser Review - Houdini Douglas - Goodreads
Great book that presents a very thorough analysis of environmental movement from the last 15 years or so. The writing is intelligent and appropriately snarky at times, but generally the author seems like an impassioned spokesman and a reasonable critic. Read full review
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