The Resource The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption, Laurence Leamer

The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption, Laurence Leamer

Label
The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption
Title
The price of justice
Title remainder
a true story of greed and corruption
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Leamer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes how the tyrannical head of a large energy conglomerate bought judges, disregarded safety standards for mine workers, and polluted drinking water until challenged by two lawyers who brought him to justice
  • "Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines--in which scores died unnecessarily. As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens while he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law. The Price of Justice is a story of corporate corruption so far-reaching and devastating it could have been written a hundred years ago by Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens. And as Laurence Leamer demonstrates in this captivating tale, because it's true, it's scarier than fiction"--Provided by publisher
  • A nonfiction legal thriller that traces the 14-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history, Don Blankenship, to justice
Cataloging source
JTB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leamer, Laurence
Dewey number
346.73022
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caperton, Hugh
  • Massey Energy (Firm)
  • Judges
  • Fair trial
  • Coal trade
  • Blankenship, Don
  • Fawcett, David B
  • Stanley, Bruce E.
Label
The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption, Laurence Leamer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- March 3, 2009 -- April 7, 1998 -- May 30, 2002 -- August 5, 2002 -- January 13, 2005 -- October 10, 2007 -- March 3, 2009 -- June 8, 2009 -- April 5, 2010
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780805094718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn880625308
  • (OCoLC)880625308
Label
The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption, Laurence Leamer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- March 3, 2009 -- April 7, 1998 -- May 30, 2002 -- August 5, 2002 -- January 13, 2005 -- October 10, 2007 -- March 3, 2009 -- June 8, 2009 -- April 5, 2010
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780805094718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn880625308
  • (OCoLC)880625308

Library Locations

    • Cary Community LibraryBorrow it
      310 South Academy Street, Cary, NC, 27511, US
      35.784208 -78.78162309999999
    • Duraleigh Road Community LibraryBorrow it
      5800 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC, 27612, US
      35.8571893 -78.7120997
    • East Regional LibraryBorrow it
      946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC, 27545, US
      35.80288669999999 -78.4869501
    • Fuquay-Varina Community LibraryBorrow it
      133 South Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 27526, US
      35.5829283 -78.7978114
    • Northeast Regional LibraryBorrow it
      4401 Green Elm Lane, Raleigh, NC, 27614, US
      35.9535279 -78.544333
    • West Regional LibraryBorrow it
      4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary, NC, 27519, US
      35.8146787 -78.8646832
Processing Feedback ...