Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West

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Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
392
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.2 X 1.4 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780691176673

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About the Author

Justin Farrell is associate professor of sociology at Yale University in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is the author of the award-winning book The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict (Princeton). A native of Wyoming, he lives in New Haven and Denver. Website: justinfarrell.org Twitter @J_Farrell

Reviews

A Yale sociology professor documents the class divide in Teton County, Wyo., where ultra-wealthy tech CEOs, financiers, and political figures are buying up land and romanticizing rural poverty in order to improve their own socioeconomic status.-- "Publishers Weekly"
An eye-opening look at a specific element of economic and social inequality.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
One of the most fascinating and important portraits of modern American life.---Dylan Schleicher, Porchlight-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Clearly outlines the roots of the problems: policy, western mythologies, tax breaks, and selfishness.---Heather Hansman, Outside Magazine-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Enlightening. . . . Peels away a lot of pretty scenery to reveal things underneath a lot less pleasing to look at.---Mark Huffman, Jackson Hole News & Guide-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Fascinating.---Chris Schleup, Amazon Book Review Omnivoracious-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Excellent and inspiring.---Nathan Deuel, Los Angeles Times-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Farrell has done a massive amount of research in this absorbing study of the ultra-rich and their effect on the community.---Sandra Dallas, Denver Post-- "Kirkus Reviews"