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Entries Tagged as 'Societal Disenchantment'

Foreword Reviews: Book is “Outstanding,” Garners 5 Heart Critique

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments

The rapid industrialization of the world’s most populous nation has far-reaching effects for the world’s environment and economy, and in The People’s Republic of Chemicals, journalists William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs detail how extreme China’s pollution problem has become. The authors do a nice job of mixing firsthand journalism with history and using a reporting […]

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Tags: Bill Clinton · California · Chip Jacobs · climate chaos · Dirty environmental deals · environmental catastrophe · environmental policy · EPA · global warming · globalization · greenhouse gases · groundwater pollution · Historical serendipity meets calamity · People's Republic of Chemicals · Politics · Pollution exporting · Smoggy China · Smogtown book · Societal Disenchantment · Soil contamination · The People's Republic of Chemicals · Toxic riots · Transpacific Drift

So Many People, So Much Murk & Karma – the People’s Republic of Chemcials

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

* Chip discusses his forthcoming book, The People’s Republic of Chemicals, and global smog on National Public Radio affiliate KCRW. Madeleine Brand, who hosts the “Press Play” show, had some terrific questions. * Speaking of The People’s Republic of Chemicals, here’s the working dust-jacket description. It and our author bios will be updated soon. Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly […]

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Tags: Al Gore · AQMD · atmospheric karma · Bill Clinton · California · Chip news · Clean Air Act · climate chaos · Dirty environmental deals · environmental catastrophe · EPA · Free trade implications · global warming · globalization · Los Angeles History · Overlook Press · ozone · Penguin Group USA · People's Republic of Chemicals · Shanghai Scientific and Technological Publishing House · Smoggy China · Smogtown · Societal Disenchantment · Transpacific Drift · Water contamination

In Advance of Our New Book, We Gotta Give the Credit to the Prophetic (Gary – that’s you!)

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

  The People’s Republic of Chemicals, our sequel to the critically acclaimed Smogtown, will be out this fall through Rare Bird Books. It’s a different type of Chinese environmental book, one that weaves in history, foreign occupations, “Cancer Villages,” bitter truths about Clinton-Gore globalization, toxic riots, stomach-churning health statistics and a whole lot of climate […]

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Tags: AQMD · environment · environmental policy · EPA · globalization · Pacific Ocean · People's Republic of Chemicals · Smoggy China · Smogtown book · Societal Disenchantment · Transpacific Drift

People’s Republic of Chemicals – Preparing for liftoff

February 18th, 2014 · No Comments

- Bill Kelly and I are pleased to announce that the sequel to Smogtown: the Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles, (Penguin Group USA/The Overlook Press – 2008) will be out this fall by Rare Bird Books. The title is set. It’s The People’s Republic of Chemicals. We’re beyond excited. Also this year, Shanghai […]

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Tags: AQMD · Clean Air Act · Dirty environmental deals · EPA · global warming · groundwater pollution · Overlook Press · ozone · People's Republic of Chemicals · Shanghai Scientific and Technological Publishing House · Smoggy China · Smogtown · Societal Disenchantment

The Ascension of Jerry – reviews and blurbage to date of the true-crime creeper about the little North Hollywood wuss who dared to outlast a murder corporation in irascible Los Angeles 1979

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

– “In Chip Jacobs true-crime, The Ascension of Jerry, we are whisked back to LA’s Kodachrome world of the Seventies. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Jerry, the “bright colors and greens of summer” quickly change to the real life black-and-whites of mayhem and murder. But, this is not just another Hollywood Whodunit. In the […]

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Tags: 1979 Los Angeles · assassination · Chip Jacobs · hitmen · Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman · Hollywood · Jerry Schneiderman · killers · La Brea Tar Pits · Late-1970s America · Los Angeles politics · Los Angeles real estate · Los Angeles underbelly · murder for hire · Murder triangle · Paul Fegen · Societal Disenchantment · The Ascension of Jerry: Murder · tragedy · Urban renewal · Westside Memorial Park

“The Ascension of Jerry” featured on KCET, the sizzling, NPR-parodying web radio show called “This American Wife” and a few minor miracles for those unaccustomed to them

June 14th, 2012 · No Comments

* “Why is civic activism and journalism legal and who was Jerry Schneiderman” – KCET, June 11, 2012 “America,” Chip Jacobs says, “is still that enviable place on the hill.” Jacobs — journalist and gonzo author extraordinaire of titles such as “Smogtown” and “Wheeling the Deal” — is claiming American exceptionalism here with particular regard to free […]

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Tags: Ambassador Hotel · Chip news · Ed Wood Jr. · General asssignment issues · L.A. Marathon · Los Angeles politics · murder for hire · Paul Jacobs · Paul Schrade · Societal Disenchantment · stampede · Wheelchairs general · William J. Kelly

The fangs of the late-1970s — my personal prologue for my latest book, The Ascension of Jerry

April 30th, 2012 · No Comments

  The stranger I’d incensed in the rusty, white Volkswagen bus pumped his fist out the window, cussing. “Motherfucker,” he yelled. “I’m gonna get YOU!” His promise came with little javelins of spit that pelted out of his mouth, liquid vulgarity over which he had little control. That look — his detesting eyes, the scarlet […]

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