The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone

The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone

Seamus McGraw


“A infrequent, sincere, appealing, and, definite, occasionally heartbreaking exam of the echoes of water-powered typical fuel drilling—or fracking—in the human group . . . bright, own and emotional.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
Susquehanna County, within the distant northeastern nook of Pennsylvania, is a group of stoic, low-income dairy farmers and homesteaders looking haven from suburban sprawl—and the location of the Marcellus Shale, a ordinary gasoline deposit worthy a couple of trillion money. In The finish of Country, journalist and region local Seamus McGraw opens a window at the conflict for keep watch over of this land, revealing a clash that pits petrodollar billionaires and the forces of company the United States opposed to a band of locals decided to extract their justifiable share of the windfall—but no longer on the fee in their values or their lifestyle. wealthy with a feeling of position and populated through unforgettable personalities, McGraw tells a story of greed, hubris, and envy, but in addition of wish, relations, and the land that binds all of them together.
 
“To inform a superb tale, you would like an excellent tale. Seamus McGraw . . . has lived a good tale. . . . [He] is only one of its many characters—very actual characters—caught up in a truly human tale during which they need to make difficult, life-altering judgements for themselves, their neighborhood, and eventually their country.”—Allentown Morning Call
 
“Compelling . . . The finish of kingdom is like a mobilephone name from an in depth good friend or relative dwelling smack-dab in the course of the Pennsylvania gasoline rush. . . . someone with even a passing curiosity within the [fracking debate may still] learn it.”—Harrisburg Patriot-News
 
“This cautionary story will be required studying for all these tempted by way of the calling playing cards of straightforward cash and precarious peace of mind.”—Tom Brokaw
 
“A page-turner . . . McGraw brings us to front traces of the U.S. power revolution to carry a good and humbling account that may not often own larger relevance.”—The Humanist

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