Jonathan Thompson: River of Lost Souls

04/03/2018 @ 7:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Kirsten Allen (Torrey House Press)
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Join author and High Country News editor Jonathan P. Thompson at The King’s English Bookshop on April 3 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his new nonfiction book River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster.

When the Animas River, the river that his ancestors had settled next to in the 1870s, turned orange with mining-related pollution in 2015, Jonathan P. Thompson knew he would write a book about it. Thompson, an award-winning investigative environmental journalist, digs into the science, politics, and greed behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster and unearths a litany of impacts wrought by a century and a half of mining, energy development, and fracking in southwestern Colorado. Amid these harsh realities, Thompson explores how a new generation is setting out to make amends.