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Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date July 30, 2013
Pages 387
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451682649
ISBN-10 1451682646
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the tradition of A Civil Action—this true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed will “make you want to head for the mountains” (Raleigh News & Observer).

LIVING ALONE IN HIS WOODED MOUNTAIN RETREAT, Jay Leutze gets a call from a whip-smart fourteen-year-old, Ashley Cook, and her aunt, Ollie Cox, who say a local mining company is intent on tearing down Belview Mountain, the towering peak above their house. Ashley and her family, who live in a little spot known locally as Dog Town, are “mountain people,” with a way of life and speech unique to their home high in the Appalachians. They suspect the mining company is violating North Carolina’s mining law, and they want Jay, a nonpracticing attorney, to stop the destruction of the mountain. Jay, a devoted naturalist and fisherman, quickly decides to join their cause.

So begins the epic quest of “the Dog Town Bunch,” a battle that involves fiery public hearings, clandestine surveillance of the mine operator’s highly questionable activities, ferocious pressure on public officials, and high-stakes legal brinksmanship in the North Carolina court system. Jay helps assemble a talented group of environmental lawyers to contend with the well-funded attorneys protecting the mining company’s plan to dynamite Belview Mountain, which happens to sit next to the famous Appalachian Trail, the 2,184- mile national park that stretches from Maine to Georgia. As the mining company continues to level the forest and erect the gigantic crushing plant on the site, Jay’s group searches frantically for a way to stop an act of environmental desecration that will destroy a fragile wild place and mar the Appalachian Trail forever.

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Hardcover
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from Scribner (June 5, 2012)
9781451679007 | details & prices | 387 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $27.00
About: In the tradition of A Civil Action—the true story of an outdoorsman living alone in Western North Carolina who teams up with his neighbors and environmental lawyers to save a treasured mountain peak from the mining company.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Scribner (July 30, 2013)
9781451682649 | details & prices | 387 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: In the tradition of A Civil Action—this true story of a North Carolina outdoorsman who teams up with his Appalachian neighbors to save treasured land from being destroyed will “make you want to head for the mountains” (Raleigh News & Observer).

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