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    • Chelsea Green Celebrating 25 Years Fall 2009
    • Meet the Staff Celebrating 25 years! “The go-to publisher for all things sustainable.” —TreeHugger Business & Distribution Director Director of Sales Sandi Eaton Peg O’Donnell Sales Assistant New England & Mid-Atlantic Sales Author Events Coordinator West Coast Regional Sales Mid West & Rocky Mtn. Sales Jeffrey Slayton Sue Miller Allison Lennox Michael Weaver Darrell Koerner Assistant Editor & Subrights Fullfillment & Distribution Assistant Production Coordinator Brianne Goodspeed Production Director Bit Babcock Bill Bokermann Patricia Stone Co-founders Margo & Ian Baldwin Associate Editor Editorial Director Assistant to the Publisher Project Manager Jonathan Teller-Elsberg Joni Praded Makenna Goodman Emily Foote Web Editor Jesse McDougall Graphic Designer Marketing & Publicity Coordinator Publicity Assistant Britney Blanchard Taylor Haynes Lauren Fifield Web Content Coordinator Dennis Pacheco Environmental Audit This catalog was printed using 100% postconsumer-recycled paper, processed chlorine-free and manufactured using biogas energy. Using 720 pounds of Rolland Enviro100 Print instead of virgin- fibers paper for this printing of the Chelsea Green Fall 2009 catalog produces an ecological-footprint reduction equivalent to: • 6 trees • 389 pounds of solid waste • 3,671 gallons of water 3 • 2.5 pounds of particles suspended in water • 854 pounds of air emissions • 890 ft of natural gas Printed in Canada by Marquis
    • Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice June THE LOOTING OF AMERICA How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It Les Leopold Not a Wall Street insider? A guide to the economic crisis for the rest of us. How could the best and brightest in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out? What caused this mess? And what can Main Street do about it? In The Looting of America, Les Leopold debunks the prevailing myths that blame low-income homebuyers, credit-card debtors, and government interference. Instead, readers will discover how Wall Street undermined itself and the rest of the economy by playing and losing a highly lucrative and dangerous game of fantasy finance. He also asks some tough questions: • Why did Americans let the gap between workers’ and executives’ pay grow so large? • Why did we fail to realize that the excess money in those executives’ pockets was fueling casino-style investment schemes? • Why did we buy the notion that financial products that no one could even understand would somehow form the backbone of America’s new economy? • Pub Date June 2009 • And how can we get our money back and never give it away to gamblers again? • $14.95 US, $19.50 CAN • Paper In this page-turning, plain-speaking narrative, Leopold tells us how everyone from individual • ISBN 9781603582056 investors to school districts to institutions around the world fell victim to Wall Street’s “innovative” • 53/8 x 83/8 • 240 pages financial products—like collateralized debt obligations, better known as CDOs, which sucked • Politics & Social Justice trillions of dollars from the global economy when they failed. • World Rights As the country teeters on the brink of a depression, he warns we should be especially wary of advice from the so-called financial experts who got us here and then conveniently got themselves out. So far, it appears they’ve won the battle, but The Looting of America refuses to let them write the history—or plan its aftermath. Les Leopold cofounded and currently directs two nonprofit organi- zations, the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, and is the author of the award-winning The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi. Leopold designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment, and economics and helped form an • • • notes • • • alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra Club. He attended Oberlin College and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He photo: Lilah Leopold lives in Montclair, New Jersey. “Les Leopold’s account of the economic crisis is the clearest and most accessible that I have seen. It gives a reader with little economics or financial background a riveting description of how Wall Street tore down our economy and what we can do about it. It’s a page turner we all should read.” —Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers ChelseaGreen.com 3 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice July HOWARD DEAN’S Prescription for REAL HEALTHCARE REFORM How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make Our Jobs Safer Howard Dean with Igor Volsky and Faiz Shakir What would real healthcare reform look like? And how can everyday Americans trump big money and put healthcare back on track? Howard Dean speaks out. Americans have pondered how to reform healthcare since the days of Harry Truman. But for most Americans, little has changed—except that healthcare costs have soared, health insurance companies have grown bigger and more oppressive to both doctors and patients, and today even those Americans who pay dearly for health insurance frequently find that their policies don’t adequately cover them when they need their coverage most. Something has got to give. In his bold new book, Howard Dean—the physician and former governor widely credited for reviving the Democratic Party after the 2004 elections—tells Americans what needs to be done to successfully reform healthcare. One key, he writes, is to offer Americans the option to participate in a public health insurance program, much like Medicare. “America has had ‘socialized’ medicine since 1964,” says Dean. “It’s called Medicare; it covers every American over 65, and they are very happy with the program. The rest of • Pub Date July 2009 America deserves a similar option.” • $12.95 US, $14.50 CAN • Paperback In this straight-talking guide to overcoming today’s healthcare crisis, Dean spells out: • ISBN 9781603582285 • What Obama’s healthcare plan is all about • 53/8 x 83/8 • 144 pages • How other countries handle healthcare • Which special interests are standing in the way of progress and why • How healthcare reform will help American businesses prosper • Why Americans need choice—between private and public health insurance coverage Millions of Americans lack health insurance; millions more pay for coverage that doesn’t protect them from serious illness; and the status quo leaves Americans at the mercy of corporate interests. This persuasive argument from a passionate political strategist shows Americans how to take back the healthcare reins. Howard Dean—physician and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)—served six terms as Governor of Vermont before running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in • • • notes • • • the 2004 election. Dean also founded Democracy for America (DFA), the grassroots organization that organizes community activists, trains campaign staff, and endorses progressive candidates. While he was Vermont’s governor, the state expanded its universal healthcare pro- gram to cover nearly every child under age 18—and also lowered its public debt, balanced its budget, and reduced taxes. Faiz Shakir, currently the research director at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., has been a researcher for the Democratic National Committee, a U.S. Senate legislative aide on veterans affairs, and a White House communications aide. Igor Volsky is a healthcare researcher and blogger at the Center for American Progress. ChelseaGreen.com 4 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice July from Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: Much has been made of the 48 million Americans who industry that takes large amounts of money out of the don’t have health insurance. Their stories are heart-rend- healthcare system for shareholders, administrators, and ing, and it’s a scandal that in the wealthiest nation on executives, while denying people the basic coverage they earth, we do not cover everybody. No other industrial have paid for. democracy in the world puts up with this embarrass- How to frame the debate. ment. But the debate on healthcare reform—which is The debate about healthcare reform is not a debate coming to a peak once again—should also focus on the about how much a role the government should play. fact that many Americans who do have health insurance Instead, the debate should focus on this simple ques- don’t find out that it doesn’t adequately cover them until tion: Should we give Americans under 65 the same it is too late. choice we give Americans over 65? Should we give all What’s the real issue? Americans a choice of opting out of the private health The real issue in the debate over healthcare reform is not insurance system and benefiting from a public health whether we should have “socialized medicine” or not. It’s insurance plan? Americans ought to be able to decide whether we should continue with an extraordinarily for themselves. inefficient system that today features a private insurance What Americans Should Demand of Real Healthcare Reform. • Choice: Everyone should be able to choose between a public health insurance option—like Medicare— or a private health insurance option. • No forced moves: If you like the health insurance coverage you have, you should be able to keep it. • Coverage options for small business: Very small businesses should have the option of handing over health insurance coverage for their employees to a public or private plan subsidized by the government. • Everybody in, nobody out: Public and private health insurance plans should turn no one away based on illness, pre-existing conditions, or other criteria. • Similar premiums for everyone: Despite age or illness, all Americans should be able to opt into a public or private healthcare without wide discrepancies in cost based on age or previous illness. • More options, not less: Healthcare reform should expand Americans’ healthcare choices, not reduce them. • Financial protection: A public health insurance option is more affordable because it’s more efficient. This protects families’ financial health. • Fewer of your healthcare dollars spent on overhead: A public health insurance option is much cheaper to operate and will help reduce non-health-related overhead costs. • Universality: Everyone other than those already covered by Medicare or Medicaid should have the option to join a public plan. • Portability: A public health insurance plan should cover you no matter how many times you move, no matter who you work for, and no matter where you live. ChelseaGreen.com 5 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice September MARIJUANA IS SAFER So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert Evidence shows marijuana is safer than alcohol. Yet alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. Isn’t it time for some citizen-led sanity? Nationally recognized marijuana-policy experts Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert compare and contrast the relative harms and legal status of the two most popular recreational substances in the world—marijuana and alcohol. Through an objective examination of the two drugs and the laws and social practices that steer people toward alcohol, the authors pose a simple yet rarely considered question: Why do we punish adults who make the rational, safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol? Marijuana Is Safer reaches for a broad audience. For those unfamiliar with marijuana, it pro- vides an introduction to the cannabis plant and its effects on the user, and debunks some of the government’s most frequently cited marijuana myths. For current and aspiring advocates of marijuana-law reform, as well as anyone else who is interested in what is becoming a major political battle, the authors spell out why the message that marijuana is safer than alcohol must • Pub Date September 2009 be a prominent part of the public debate over legalization. • $14.95 US, $19.50 CAN • Paper Most importantly, for the millions of Americans who want to advance the cause of • ISBN 9781603581448 marijuana-policy reform—or simply want to defend their own personal, safer choice—this book • 53/8 x 83/8 • 192 pages provides the talking points and detailed information needed to make persuasive arguments to • Politics & Social Justice friends, family, coworkers, and elected officials. • World Rights Steve Fox photo: Lisa Fox Paul Armentano photo: Mike Milkovich Mason Tvert photo: Lori Nagel Steve Fox is the Director of State Campaigns for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s • • • notes • • • largest organization dedicated to reforming marijuana laws. From 2002-2005, he lobbied Congress as MPP’s Director of Government Relations. He cofounded Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) in 2005 and has helped guide its operations since its inception. He is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston College Law School and currently lives in Maryland with his wife and two daughters. Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and the NORML Foundation, is a recognized expert in marijuana policy, health, and pharmacology. He appears regularly on Drew Pinsky’s nationally syndicated radio show, and his work has appeared in over 500 publications. Armentano is the 2008 recipient of the Project Censored Real News Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. He currently lives in Vallejo, California, with his wife and son. Mason Tvert is the cofounder and Executive Director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) and the SAFER Voter Education Fund. He appears frequently in the news and travels the country promoting the “Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol” message. He resides in Denver, where he serves on the city’s Marijuana Policy Review Panel appointed by Mayor John W. Hickenlooper. ChelseaGreen.com 9 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Nature & Environment September NONTOXIC HOUSECLEANING Amy Kolb Noyes A pocket guide for making and using nontoxic cleaning products. When it comes to cleaning products, society often values convenience over personal and planetary health, thanks to decades of advertising propaganda from the chemical companies that market overpriced and dangerous concoctions. But awareness is changing: Not only are homemade and nontoxic cleaners strong enough for the toughest grunge, they are often as convenient as their commercial counterparts. Nontoxic Housecleaning—the latest in the Chelsea Green Guides series—provides a way for people to improve their immediate environment every day. Pregnant women, parents of young children, pet owners, people with health concerns, and those who simply care about a healthy environ- ment—and a sensible budget—can all benefit from the recipes and tips in this guide. Included are tips for: • The basic ingredients: what they are, and why they work. • Specific techniques for each room and cleaning need in the house. • Pub Date September 2009 • Detailed recipes for homemade cleaners, including floor polishes, all-purpose cleanser, • $7.95 US, $10.50 CAN • Paper disinfecting cleanser, window cleaner, oven cleaner, furniture polish, mold- and mildew- • ISBN 9781603582032 killing cleansers, bathroom scrub, deodorizers, stain removers, laundry boosters and starch, • 43/4 x 61/2 • 96 pages metal polishes, scouring powder, and more. • Nature & Environment • Green Guides Amy Kolb Noyes lives at Indecision Farm in Vermont and writes • World Rights frequently on home and garden topics for a variety of regional and national publications. An environmental activist, she is vice chair of the nonprofit Green Up Vermont, has long served on its board of directors, and has authored Living the Green Up Way. She lives in northern Vermont. photo: Mickey Smith Grime Away Appliance Cleaner • • • notes • • • In an 32 oz spray bottle mix in the given order: • 1 teaspoon castile soap with an essential oil OR 1 teaspoon unscented castile soap and 8-10 drops of your favorite oil • 1 teaspoon washing soda • 3 cups warm water • 1 tablespoon vinegar Shake well to mix before each use. ChelseaGreen.com 10 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Food, Health, & Travel September SUSTAINABLE FOOD How to Buy Right and Spend Less Elise McDonough A guide to making ethical, budget-friendly, food-buying choices. Wondering whether it’s worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about those organic carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether strolling the aisles of a modern supermarket or foraging at a local farmers market. This down-to-earth, casual guide—small enough to be slipped into your pocket—answers these and other questions for the shopper: • What are the differences among organic, local, fair-trade, free-range, naturally raised, and biodynamic foods? • How affordable is it to subscribe to a CSA farm—and what are the advantages? • Is it better to choose wild Alaskan salmon at $18.99, or the Chilean farmed fish at $11.99? • What cooking oils can be sustainably sourced? • How can a food co-op increase access to, and affordability of, healthier, Earth-friendly foods? • Where can you find sustainably produced sugar, and are there any local replacements for • Pub Date September 2009 sweeteners from faraway lands? • $7.95 US, $10.50 CAN • Paper • What do the distinctions between shade-grown and trellised coffee mean? • ISBN 9781603581417 • Is shark okay to eat? How about mackerel? • 43/4 x 61/2 • 96 pages • other info • Why is the war on plastic bags so important? • Food & Health • Green Guides Sustainable eating just got easier. • World Rights Elise McDonough trained at New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute, but her informal training in counterculture cuisine began at the Cleveland Food Co-op, where she was initiated into the world of food politics, strange ingredients, and alternative diets. She lives in New York City, where she volunteers at the Union Square Greenmarket, and is actively involved in many local farm and food issues. • • • notes • • • Try these great tips to get started! • Fishing for good seafood? Try farmed tilapia, mussels, bay scallops, or wild salmon. (And avoid farmed salmon at all costs.) • Looking to eat lower on the food chain? Expand your repertoire with polished barley instead of rice, or polenta instead of potatoes. • Think you can’t afford organic food? Consider subscribing to a CSA farm. Also, buying organic foods in bulk can be more frugal than the overly packaged name-brand alternatives. ChelseaGreen.com 11 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Gardening & Agriculture October THE ORGANIC FARMER’S BUSINESS HANDBOOK A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff—and Making a Profit Richard Wiswall Learn the business of running your own profitable organic farm. Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What’s required is farming smarter, not harder. In The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. From his twenty-seven years of experience at Cate Farm in Vermont, Wiswall knows firsthand the joys of starting and operating an organic farm—as well as the challenges of making a living from one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one’s own boss, and working intimately with nature. But, unfortunately, many farmers avoid learning about the business end of farming; because of this, they often work harder than they need to, or quit farming altogether because of frustrating—and often avoidable—losses. In this comprehensive business kit, Wiswall covers: • Pub Date October 2009 • Step-by-step procedures to make your crop production more efficient • $34.95 US, $45.50 CAN • Paper with CD • Advice on managing employees, farm operations, and office systems • ISBN 9781603581424 • Novel marketing strategies • 8 x 10 • 256 pages • What to do with your profits: business spending, investing, and planning for retirement • Gardening & Agriculture A companion CD offers valuable business tools, including easy-to-use spreadsheets for projecting • World Rights cash flow, a payroll calculator, comprehensive crop budgets for twenty-four different crops, and tax planners. Richard Wiswall started Cate Farm in East Montpelier, Vermont, where he has farmed since 1981. Known for his work on farm profitability and appropriate business tools, Wiswall consults with other farmers and writes and speaks frequently on organic-farm business issues. To learn more about Wiswall and Cate Farm, visit www.catefarm.com. • • • notes • • • ChelseaGreen.com 15 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Science & Sciencewriters October DEATH & SEX Tyler Volk & Dorion Sagan Two books under one cover deliver a brief, incisive, and entertaining romp through the science of sex and death. On DEATH . . . What does death have to do with life? In his short, intriguing look at how and why things die, Tyler Volk explains that death is not simply the end of life. Rather, it is an essential step in natural selection that has long powered evolutionary design. Volk weaves the science of living and dying in a deft narrative that illustrates how life uses death for more adaptive living. In fact, death has been an exquisite, ever-shifting part of the grand evolutionary story—from life’s simple beginnings nearly four billion years ago to the evolved human culture and consciousness of today; from the simplicity of bacteria to the complexity of human psychology. Death reveals the connections between life and death, not as opposites, not even as complements. Volk illuminates death as an organ of life—rather like wings or fingers, mating behaviors, or thoughts. . . . and SEX In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes a delightful, irreverent, and informative gambol through the science, • Pub Date October 2009 philosophy, and literature of humanity’s most obsessive subject. Have you ever wondered what the • $25.00 US, $32.50 CAN • Hardcover promiscuous behaviors of chimpanzees and the sexual bullying of gorillas tell us about ourselves? • ISBN 9781603581431 Why we lost our hair? What amoebas have to do with desire? Linking evolutionary biology to • 5 x 8 • 224 pages popular culture, Sex touches on topics ranging from animal genitalia to sperm competition, jeal- • Science & Sciencewriters ousy’s status as an aphrodisiac, the origins of language, Casanova and music, ovulation and • World Rights clothes, mother-in-law jokes and alpha females, love and loneliness. A brief, wonderfully enter- taining, highly literate foray into the origins and evolution of sex. Two books in one cover, Death & Sex unravel and answer some of life’s most fundamental questions. Tyler Volk is head of the science track in New York University’s environmental studies program and a professor of biology, with a research emphasis on the global carbon cycle. Volk’s previous books include CO2 Rising: The World’s Greatest Environmental Challenge; Metapatterns: Across Space, Time, and Mind; and Gaia’s Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth. He lives in New York City. • • • notes • • • Dorion Sagan is author of numerous articles and twenty-three books translated into eleven languages, including Notes from the Holocene: A Brief History of the Future and Into the Cool, co- authored with Eric D. Schneider. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Wired, Smithsonian, The Ecologist, Natural History, and numerous other publications. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. ChelseaGreen.com 16 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice October THE PEOPLE V. BUSH One Lawyer’s Campaign To Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encountered along the Way Charlotte Dennett A bold, ingenious look at how—and when—U.S. citizens might prosecute their former president for crimes committed in office. When journalist-turned-lawyer Charlotte Dennett became outraged that Bush White House officials were acting above the law, she did something that surprised even herself. While run- ning for a state attorney general seat, she pledged to prosecute George W. Bush for murder if elected. She lost the race, but found a nationwide movement—one that continues its quest to hold leaders accountable to U.S. law and preserve a Constitutional presidency. In The People v. Bush, Dennett recounts her seminal effort to make Bush answerable for sending troops to Iraq on false pretenses, introduces readers to a world where the actions of a few can indeed empower the many, and reports on the current state of the movement to hold Bush accountable for high crimes and misdemeanors. Dennett’s wild ride through politics began when she read in The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, by lawyer Vincent Bugliosi, that a state attorney general could prosecute George W. • Pub Date October 2009 Bush—should one take up the cause. Soon after, Dennett launched her attorney-general race in • $14.95 US, $19.50 CAN • Paper Vermont, signed up Bugliosi as her special prosecutor in the event that she won, and together • ISBN 9781603582094 the two made headlines across Vermont and the nation. • 53/8 x 83/8 • 192 pages Dennett’s book also explores the tenacity of other Americans who launched grassroots cam- • Politics & Social Justice paigns to prosecute or impeach Bush, as well as Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who proposed • World Rights a Truth Commission. With these stories and her own, Dennett shows that it’s not just possible but necessary to hold higher-ups responsible for heinous acts—not out of revenge, but to preserve justice and defend the Constitution. Charlotte Dennett, author and attorney, has been practicing law in Vermont since 1997 with an emphasis on personal injury litigation and suing the government under the Freedom of Information Act. She’s also been a reporter in the Middle East and is the coauthor with her husband, Gerard Colby, of Thy Will Be Done—The • • • notes • • • Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil. She and her husband live in Cambridge, Vermont. “George Bush took America to war in Iraq on a lie, causing incalculable death, horror, and suffering. In this very important and consequential book, Charlotte Dennett, a true American patriot who has been on the front lines of trying to bring Bush to justice, informs all who care deeply about this country what has to be done so that it never happens again.” —Vince Bugliosi, attorney and bestselling author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder and Helter Skelter ChelseaGreen.com 17 802.295.6300
    • Chelsea Green Nature & Environment November WAITING ON A TRAIN The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service James McCommons Foreword by James Howard Kunstler Will America ever get passenger rail back on track? During the tumultuous year of 2008—when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set rider- ship records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California—journalist James McCommons spent a year on America’s trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism. Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible? Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy govern- ment subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads. • Pub Date November 2009 While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward • $17.95 US, $23.50 CAN • Paper in America—and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation • ISBN 9781603580649 systems. Against the backdrop of the nation’s stimulus program, he explores what it will take to • 6 x 9 • 272 pages build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized • Nature & Environment in America. • World Rights James McCommons has been a journalist for more than twenty- five years and published hundreds of articles in magazines and major newspapers. A former senior editor at Organic Gardening magazine, he specializes in ecology and travel writing. He grew up in a railroad family and has spent thirty-five years riding trains in America. He currently teaches journalism and nature writing at Northern Michigan University and lives in Marquette, Michigan. • • • notes • • • “America once had a passenger railroad system that was the envy of the world. Now we have one that the Bulgarians would be ashamed of. The task of reviving it could not be more important if we wish to keep people moving around this continent-sized nation, especially as the airlines crap out and our system of mass Happy Motoring founders on the shoals of ‘peak oil.’ The infrastructure of our rail system is lying out in the rain waiting to be fixed; the project would put scores of thousands of people to work at meaningful jobs at all levels; and the fact that we’re not even talking about it shows how un-serious we are as a society. This book is one small step toward the giant leap of consciousness necessary to repair our battered country.” —James Howard Kunstler, author of World Made By Hand and The Long Emergency ChelseaGreen.com 23 802.295.6300
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