Law of the Jungle is Paul M. Barrett’s gripping story of one lawyer’s crusade against big oil in the Amazon rainforest. Later, Pulitzer Prize winner Lucinda Franks discusses Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me, an exploration of her improbable 36 year marriage to longtime Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Later, Booklist call’s Alan Day’s memoir, The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs, Alan’s personal history of starting the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary, an instant classic. Alan will be in Seattle for book events, including a signing at the University of Washington, from October 2-5.
Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Amazon Rainforest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win tells the story of a lawyer’s crusade to protect the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest at any cost. Author Paul M. Barrett is the assistant managing editor and a senior staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and has been the editor and legal affairs reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Back in 2002, Alan Day and his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, co-authored the bestselling memoir Lazy B: Growing Up On a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Alan, a resident of Tucson, AZ, has written a new memoir with a foreword by Sandra titled The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs. After successfully lobbying Congress to approve the idea of a horse sanctuary, Alan received 1500 wild horses in 1989 from the Bureau of Land Management. His deep connection with the animals is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, which he used to train the entire herd. The memoir reveals the herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of the wild horses, also weaving in cowboying adventures and lessons of perseverance, steadfastness, and hope he learned from these four-legged friends. Alan has spent a lifetime ranching, cowboying, and loving horses. Alan will be in Seattle for book events, including a signing at the University of Washington, from October 2-5.
Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me is the beautifully rendered memoir in which Lucinda Franks tells the intimate story of her improbable marriage to New York’s District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. While Franks was a radical self-style hippie, chaining herself to fences and trespassing on government property to make her points, Morganthau was a famous lawman and symbol of the establishment who could have put her in jail. She was 26, he was 53, and when Franks interviewed him for the New York Times, an irresistable life bond began between two diametrically opposed forces, proving love conquers all.
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