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The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone

By: Seamus McGraw (Author)

Random House Trade Books

Paperback | Jul 2012 | #222252 | ISBN-13: 9780812980646
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Hardback | Jun 2011 | #222253 | ISBN-13: 9781400068531
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Susquehanna County, in the remote northeastern corner of Pennsylvania, is a community of stoic, low-income dairy farmers and homesteaders seeking haven from suburban sprawl – and the site of the Marcellus Shale, a natural gas deposit worth more than one trillion dollars. In The End of Country, journalist and area native Seamus McGraw opens a window on the battle for control of this land, revealing a conflict that pits petrodollar billionaires and the forces of corporate America against a band of locals determined to extract their fair share of the windfall – but not at the cost of their values or their way of life. Rich with a sense of place and populated by unforgettable personalities, McGraw tells a tale of greed, hubris, and envy, but also of hope, family, and the land that binds them all together.

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