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The Resource American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, by Monica Hesse

American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, by Monica Hesse

Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Title
American fire
Title remainder
love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Statement of responsibility
by Monica Hesse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shocked by a 5-month arson spree that left rural Virginia reeling, Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse drove down to Accomack County to cover the trial of Charlie Smith, who pled guilty to sixty-seven counts of arson. But Charlie wasn't lighting fires alone: he had an accomplice, his girlfriend Tonya Bundick. Through her depiction of the dangerous shift that happened in their passionate relationship, Hesse brilliantly brings to life the once-thriving coastal community and its distressed inhabitants, who had already been decimated by a punishing economy before they were terrified by a string of fires they could not explain. Incorporating this drama into the long-overlooked history of arson in the United States, "American Fire" re-creates the anguished nights that this quiet county spent lit up in flames, mesmerizingly evoking a microcosm of rural America, a land half gutted before the fires even began. 2017
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CaOTBNL
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Hesse, Monica
Dewey number
364.16/42
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other
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not applicable
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  • other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Tanya Eby
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Charlie
  • Bundick, Tonya
  • Arson
  • Accomack County (Va.)
  • Accomack County (Va.)
Target audience
specialized
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not applicable
Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, by Monica Hesse
Link
http://www.celalibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?lang=eng&theme=reset&surl=search-cela#searchTerm=DC54249&index=Cnibcallno&where=cat
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Publication
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Restricted to the print disabled. Some publication information taken from CELA website. Title/subtitle may be abbreviated on disc
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (61 files : 103 MB).
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (7 hrs., 28 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780616959190
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
System control number
DC54249
System details
  • Digital to DAISY
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps. System Requirements: Daisy player
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Type of computer file
Audio and text.
Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, by Monica Hesse
Link
http://www.celalibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?lang=eng&theme=reset&surl=search-cela#searchTerm=DC54249&index=Cnibcallno&where=cat
Publication
Note
Restricted to the print disabled. Some publication information taken from CELA website. Title/subtitle may be abbreviated on disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (61 files : 103 MB).
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (7 hrs., 28 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780616959190
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
System control number
DC54249
System details
  • Digital to DAISY
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps. System Requirements: Daisy player
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Type of computer file
Audio and text.

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