The Resource American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse

American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse

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American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Title
American fire
Title remainder
love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Statement of responsibility
Monica Hesse
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Combining reportage with eye-opening insights, American Fire is the American tragedy of the time, examining an arson spree that took place in a rural Virginian county
  • "The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate--there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning. The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America....Though it's hard to believe today, one hundred years ago Accomack was the richest rural county in the nation. Slowly it's been drained of its industry--agriculture--as well as its wealth and population. In an already remote region, limited employment options offer little in the way of opportunity. A mesmerizing and crucial panorama with nationwide implications, American Fire asks what happens when a community gets left behind. Hesse brings to life the Eastern Shore and its inhabitants, battling a punishing economy and increasingly terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. The result evokes the soul of rural America--a land half gutted before the fires even began."--Provided by publisher
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BTCTA
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Hesse, Monica
Dewey number
364.16/42
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
HV6638.5.U6
LC item number
H47 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Tanya Eby
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Eby, Tanya
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  • Arson
  • Rural crimes
  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • Accomack County (Va.)
  • Accomack County (Va.)
  • Accomack County (Va.)
  • Audiobooks
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Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse
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Publication
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Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
local
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (448 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781520075846
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781520075846
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digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978286097
  • 765071
  • (OCoLC)ocn978286097
  • 765071
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Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (448 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781520075846
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781520075846
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978286097
  • 765071
  • (OCoLC)ocn978286097
  • 765071
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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