A Paradise Built in Hell - Rebecca Solnit

With the sharp eye of a scholar and the passion of an activist, Rebecca Solnit explores the tiny, evanescent utopias that arise in the aftermath of disasters. Solnit argues that our natural response to catastrophes like the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 is a fleeting joy and heightened sense of purpose (rather than the looting and mayhem the media portrays). Most intriguingly, she suggests that post-disaster behavior lets us glimpse alternative ways of living. Solnit seeks to challenge and unsettle the reader, and this timely, powerful work succeeds on every page.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780670021079
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Published: Viking Adult - August 20th, 2009

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ISBN: 9780143118077
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Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

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