Something's Rising : Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal by Silas House and Jason Howard
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Being a huge fan of House’s work, I bought this book at the lecture series “Evening With the Mountainkeepers.” Not only was I able to meet House and get him to autograph my book, I was privileged to hear him read an excerpt from this important books.
Mountaintop coal removal is a controversial topic, especially in Appalachia. On one hand, the practice supplies much needed jobs for the residents of mining towns; on the other, this practice destroys natural wildlife habitats, leaving deep scars upon the land.
This book contains the personal stories of 13 residents of the Appalachian region and gives you a representation of their views and opinions. I think this is an important book, not only for the understanding of mountaintop removal, but also for learning about the cultures of Appalachia.