Leadville (Hardcover)

The Struggle To Revive An American Town

By Gillian Klucas

Island Press, 9781559633857, 312pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2004

List Price: 32.00*
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About the Author

Gillian Klucas is a freelance journalist who has written for High Country News, On Earth, Preservation, and other magazines. 


Praise For Leadville: The Struggle To Revive An American Town

"This excellent narrative chronicles the decades-long battle to clean up the town and to redefine it after the collapse of the mining industry....Klucas accomplishes the almost impossible task of making thickets of environmental science, politics and litigation come alive, offering both a pointed critique of a badly drafted Superfund law—which some feel encourages lawsuits more than cleanups—and insights into other approaches. With evenhanded sympathy for all parties as they groped their way forward from intransigence to cooperation, she presents a fascinating inside look at one of the most heated environmental issues of the day."


"An astonishing book...an excellent book, both as an environmental case study, and as a dramatic reminder that the battle is not over yet."


"Klucas weaves details of history, geology and government policy while populating the story with characters...with the precious and eye of a good novelist."