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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Hawken Narrator: Paul Michael Garci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times bestselling examination of the worldwide movement for social and environmental change

Paul Hawken has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location but that is in every city, town, and culture. Though this movement has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media, it is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of people’s unstoppable need to re-imagine their relationship to the environment and to one another.

Blessed Unrest explores the diversity of the movement, its brilliant ideas, innovative strategies, and centuries of hidden history. A culmination of Hawken’s many years of leadership in the environmental and social justice fields, it will inspire all who despair of the world’s fate, and its conclusions will surprise even those within the movement itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Blessed Unrest is a beautiful, soulful, crucial book. It is a manifesto of hope for the 21st century grounded squarely in the hearts of engaged people around the planet.”

    Terry Tempest Williams, author of The Open Space of Democracy

  • “Writing with zest, clarity, and a touch of wonder…Hawken offers a fascinating history of our perception of nature and human rights…Fresh and informative, Hawken’s inspired overview charts much that is right in the world.”

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  • “If you have the least bit of concern for the environment, and if for some reason you listen to only one audiobook this year, let it be Blessed Unrest…Paul Garcia captures the passion and purposefulness of Hawken’s writing…[he] knows when to dramatize the statements that form the heart of this treatise.”


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Drew | 2/16/2014

    " an inspiring book about the growing unrest of people taking action against the violation of their rights by multinational government and business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicola | 2/2/2014

    " A very informative read on the history and current state of environmental and social movements/organizations. I read with a laptop, typing up quotes and quotes of quotes (one of my fav.s: "One of the beauties of biology is that its facts become our metaphors." -Kenny Ausubel) and writing down vocab. I studied this book because some of the facts and stories felt too important not to. For example, the fact that the World Bank only gives loans to developing countries IF they agree to privatize their water. This is shocking, appalling, and important to know. Though I enjoyed this book, it did take me quite awhile to read and process and type up. But it's worth the effort. Also, the overall positivity of this book helps goad you through the more terrible facts and stories. Bad, unbelievable shit is happening all the time, but there are MANY people, more than you'd think, doing something about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 1/24/2014

    " Very dry read, almost like a textbook, but not very informative. Not at all what I expected from such an inspiring public speaker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kohl Gill | 1/16/2014

    " I was surprised and impressed with BU. Since reading this, I've definitely approached social and environmental justice with a new outlook. NB: a large chunk of this text is a list of relevant organizations that works better on the web. "

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