Angels by the River (Paperback)

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Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth's unlikely path-from a Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism.

Born and raised in a town where both the best and worst of the South shone through, Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South's agrarian roots influenced his professional life-from creating, and upholding, the nation's toughest environmental laws to overseeing global aid programs.

Rather than merely reflect on these accomplishments, Speth uses the past to make the case that a new environmentalism is needed to confront today's challenges. The advancing climate crisis cannot be addressed, he warns, if we remain fixated on endless growth and consumption, increasing the incomes of a few, neglecting needs of the many, and helping abroad only modestly.

An American tale, in all its complexity, Speth's memoir is an inspiration for readers seeking ways to make a difference in an increasingly complex world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781952248894
ISBN-10: 1952248892
Publisher: Home House Press
Publication Date: October 12th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English