An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas by Diane Wilson is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/q1Ad6O into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
In the battle to halt the monstrous pollution destroying Texas’ Lavaca Bay, it seemed impossible that one little lady could take on a multibillion-dollar international chemical company and win–but win Wilson did. A minimally educated shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, Wilson suffered great personal tragedy, including death threats and divorce, in her frustrating and demoralizing crusade against Formosa Plastic’s proposed $1.3 billion expansion of its PVC manufacturing facility in Calhoun County, Texas, already deemed the most toxic district in the country. Armed with nothing more than her deep-seated love for the bay outside her door and an unwavering sense of justice, Wilson almost single-handedly set out to reveal the environmental destruction, worker intimidation, legal machinations, and political manipulation that epitomized Formosa’s ruthless business practices. With unbridled passion, Wilson renders her “Diane-versus-Goliath” confrontation in honest and unadorned prose, liberally and gracefully lacing it with passages of heartbreaking lyricism and provocative wisdom that reveal the depth of her commitment. Few people in this world deserve to be called heroes; Wilson assuredly is one of them.
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