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The Resource Angels by the river : a memoir, James Gustave Speth

Angels by the river : a memoir, James Gustave Speth

Label
Angels by the river : a memoir
Title
Angels by the river
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
James Gustave Speth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Angels by the River, James Gustave 'Gus' Speth recounts his unlikely path from a Southern boyhood through his years as one of the nation's most influential mainstream environmentalists and eventually to the system-changing activism that shapes his current work. Born and raised in a lovely but racially divided town that later became the scene of South Carolina's horrific Orangeburg Massacre, Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South's agrarian roots shaped his later work in the heyday of the environmental movement, when he founded two landmark environmental groups, fought for the nation's toughest environmental laws, spearheaded programs in the United Nations, advised the White House, and moved into a leading academic role as dean of Yale's prestigious School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Yet, in the end, he arrived somewhere quite unexpected--still believing change is possible, but not within the current political and economic system. Throughout this compelling memoir, Speth intertwines three stories--his own, his hometown's, and his country's--focusing mainly on his early years and the lessons he drew from them, and his later years, in which he comes full circle in applying those lessons. In the process he invites others to join him politically at or near the place at which he has arrived, wherever they may have started"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Speth, James Gustave,
Dewey number
  • 363.70092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE56.S69
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speth, James Gustave
  • Environmentalists
  • Civil rights movements
  • Agriculture
  • Orangeburg (S.C.)
  • Orangeburg (S.C.)
  • Deans (Education)
  • Yale University
  • Radicals
  • Social change
Label
Angels by the river : a memoir, James Gustave Speth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I -- 1. The River -- Part II -- 2. Things Fall Apart -- 3. Orangeburg 1968 -- 4. South and Nation -- Part III -- 5. Reflections on a R<U+00d4>esum<U+00d4>e -- Part IV -- 6. The Greening -- 7. Environmentalism at the Crossroads -- 8. "Ultimate Insider" Goes Radical -- Part V -- 9. Some Things I Think I've Learned
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9781603585859
Lccn
2014027808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn889941230
  • 1438360
  • (OCoLC)889941230
Label
Angels by the river : a memoir, James Gustave Speth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I -- 1. The River -- Part II -- 2. Things Fall Apart -- 3. Orangeburg 1968 -- 4. South and Nation -- Part III -- 5. Reflections on a R<U+00d4>esum<U+00d4>e -- Part IV -- 6. The Greening -- 7. Environmentalism at the Crossroads -- 8. "Ultimate Insider" Goes Radical -- Part V -- 9. Some Things I Think I've Learned
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 203 pages
Isbn
9781603585859
Lccn
2014027808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn889941230
  • 1438360
  • (OCoLC)889941230

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