“This is an excellent book—well written,
exhaustively researched, original, and brilliantly conceived. Anyone interested
in the history of the South, business history, civil rights, and environmental
justice will find this essential reading. But more than that, this is a great
story—at turns inspiring, maddening, depressing, and instructive. Everyone
knows about Love Canal; Times Beach, Missouri; and Three Mile Island.
Hopefully, after this book is published, everyone will know about Anniston as