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The Last Stand: The War Between Wall Street and Main Street over…
by David Harris
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0871569442, Paperback)Here is a compelling American story--a tale of greed, fanaticism, and devotion--that ranges from the paneled boardrooms of Wall Street and Rodeo Drive to the banks of the Eel River that curve past the cavernous mills of Pacific Lumber, owner of the Headwaters Forest, the world's largest privately held stand of ancient redwoods. In this chronicle of takeover of Pacific Lumber by financier Charles Hurwitz, David Harris, brings his astonishing literary gifts, as well as his own moral passion, to the riveting and important story of the struggle to save the Headwaters Forest. Harris gives us a metaphor for the disappearance of an arguably more gentile, kinder capitalism--a capitalism that, in large measure, was responsible for an America now under siege. This is a book about how some people, often against their own will, end up killing the very thing that had long given them sustenance and shelter--the forest itself.
"Skillfully jumps from raider to resister, lawyer to logger, and weaves a compelling and very readable tale of capitalism at its modern-age rawest."--San Francisco Chronicle
"The Last Stand is provocative, and it's good entertainment. Harris' account challenges us to hold corporations to a higher standard."--Business Week
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