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Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret by  Duff Wilson - First Edition - 2001 - from ThatBookGuy and Biblio.com

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Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret

by Wilson, Duff

Condition: Near-Fine/Near-Fine


HarperCollins, 2001. Book. Near-Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. Stated First Edition. Remainder mark on bottom. NO price clippings. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 322 pages. Tight spine, clean pages. Fateful Harvest is a riveting exposé developed from the series of articles for the Seattle Times that made Duff Wilson a Pulitzer Prize finalist. This narrative reveals the shocking details of American manufacturing industries that dump toxic waste into our soil by passing it off as fertilizer. As the corporations are denying their activities, horses and cows are dying, children are falling ill, and there is a disproportionate incidence of cancer. It is the story of a small town mayor and a handful of farmers pitted against a powerful and secretive industry, and the struggle of a lone reporter to unravel the truth in the face of intimidation, lies, and lawyers. In the tradition of A Civil Action and The Coming Plague, Duff Wilson's Fateful Harvest exposes horrific details of corporations poisoning America to save themselves a few bucks, victims too easily bought by their enemy, and small-town, larger-than-life heroes-all filtered through the impassioned voice of an award-winning investigative journalist. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret is a nonfiction book written by Duff Wilson, a reporter for the Seattle Times at the time. The small town in question was Quincy, Washington. Fateful Harvest won book of the year honors from the press group Investigative Reports and Editors and for which Wilson was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.




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