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The Trials of John Peter Zenger and the Birth of Americaâ (Tm)S Free Press

Richard Kluger, Tom Perkins (Narrated by)

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Hardcover (9/13/2016)
Paperback (10/24/2017)

Description

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington State. The eruption was one of the largest in human history, deposited ash in eleven U.S. states and five Canadian provinces, and caused more than one billion dollars in damage. It killed fifty-seven people, some as far as thirteen miles away from the volcano's summit. Shedding new light on the cataclysm, author Steve Olson interweaves the history and science behind this event with page-turning accounts of what happened to those who lived and those who died. Rich with vivid personal stories of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists, and conservationists, Eruption delivers a spellbinding narrative built from the testimonies of those closest to the disaster, and an epic tale of our fraught relationship with the natural world.

HighBridge Audio, 9781681682402

Publication Date: September 13, 2016



About the Author

Steve Olsonis the author of "Mapping Human History"(a finalist for the National Book Award) and "Count Down," among other books. He lives in Seattle, Washington."