NEW from DEER TAIL PRESS
Deer Tail Press is pleased to announce the availability of an e-Book edition of the 2007 release of The Buzzards Have Landed! – The RealStory of the Flambeau Mine, by Roscoe Churchill and Laura (Furtman) Gauger.
Yes, for all of you who tried to purchase The Buzzards Have Landed! only to learn that Deer Tail Press was sold out of the hard copy edition, here is your chance to add the “definitive story of the Flambeau Mine” to your book collection … and at a nominal cost of only $19.16 (in honor of the year of Roscoe’s birth). My late co-author and pal, that dapper gentleman from Rusk County, Wisconsin who was not afraid to speak truth to power, would be pleased to give his friends and all those concerned with protecting our land and clean water from the mining industry’s grasp a deal. So am I.
The hard copy edition of the The Buzzards Have Landed! came with a CD-ROM inside the back cover that included reference documents cited in the book such as technical reports issued by Kennecott Minerals/Rio Tinto (dba Flambeau Mining Company), documents drafted by state agencies, environmental monitoring data, financial spreadsheets, legal briefs, scholarly reports written by Evelyn Churchill in the 1980s and 1990s regarding the shortfalls of Wisconsin’s mining laws (which originally regulated both ferrous and non-ferrous mining in Wisconsin and, as of 2013, still regulate non-ferrous mining in the state), correspondence between attorneys, government officials and private citizens, and so much more. The electronic edition of the book comes as a 2-disc set with the 1285-page text contained on Disc-1 and reference documents cited in the text on Disc-2. An additional feature of the electronic edition is that the text is searchable and, if the reader would like to reproduce brief excerpts of the book for educational or review purposes, pages of interest can easily be copied.
Even if you already own the hard copy edition of The Buzzards Have Landed!, you may find the e-Book edition a useful addition to your collection due to the search and copy features. One thing is certain: This popular story of the Flambeau Mine and its legacy of dirty politics and dirty water is as timely now as when first released in 2007.
The Buzzards Have Landed! tells the real story of how a British mining company muscled its way into a small rural community in northern Wisconsin to build a copper, gold and silver mine on the banks of the Flambeau River. Stories of the grassroots resistance movement, protests, arrests, state and local governmental actions, mining company maneuvers and lawsuits abound. The book also includes numerous charts and graphs showing the negligible impact of the mine on the local economy and the serious nature of ongoing pollution problems at the so-called “model mine.” Authors Roscoe Churchill and Laura (Furtman) Gauger combine human interest with hard facts to create a story certain to be of interest to environmentalists, Native American communities, lawmakers, local government officials, environmental attorneys and consultants, economists, educators, historians, sociologists … and anyone who enjoys reading a colorful story!
Book information: The e-Book comes as a 2-disc set. Disc 1 contains the original 1285-page text (searchable), including many photos, newspaper clippings, references to Wisconsin’s mining laws, and a detailed 100-page index; Disc 2 contains reference documents cited in the text.
Authors: Roscoe Churchill and Laura (Furtman) Gauger:
Publisher: Deer Tail Press, Duluth, MN, Copyright © 2007/2013
Fact Sheet (including information on WHO may be interested in the book)
Buzzards Book in the News:
- Even after death, activist is fighting the mining ‘buzzards,’ Capital Times, August 27, 2007
- A Book to Throw in the Face of the ‘Buzzards,” Forest County Potawatomi Traveling Times, October 15, 2007
- Author: Flambeau Mine Dirty, Mining Journal, August 3, 2008
- Mining company welcomes all input, Mining Journal, August 4, 2008
- Library celebrates town’s perseverance, Chisholm Tribune Press, September 17, 2008
If you would like to purchase the e-Book edition of The Buzzards Have Landed! but cannot afford to do so, please contact Laura at: FlambeauMineExposed@gmail.com and she will do what she can to help. For businesses, please note that corporate rates may apply. Deer Tail Press reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept, decline or limit your order for any reason. Thank you!