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A Paradise Built in Hell

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit
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"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years."
-Bill McKibben

The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

Penguin Group US; August 2010
368 pages; ISBN 9781101459010
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Title: A Paradise Built in Hell
Author: Rebecca Solnit
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