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About the author:
Alfred de Grazia was born 1919 in Chicago and studied at University of Chicago. He taught at the U. of Minnesota, Brown U., Stanford U. and New York University. He published some 30 books in the field of political science, and some 20 more in fields from poetry to philosophy. Soon after the chemical disaster in Bhopal, he journeyed there with his wife Anne-Marie. This book is the fruit of his research and reflection.
A Cloud Over Bhopal
Causes, Consequences and Constructive Solutions
Alfred de Grazia
Anne-Marie de Grazia
The first book on the Bhopal disaster, written on site a few weeks after the accident.
"The people knew right away the source of the poisonous air, although it was incredible and shocking. Thousands had fled their homes a few months before upon the occasion of a small discharge of gas and an associated rumor of disaster. Now they choked and screamed at one another to rise and flee, aiding each other when they could, the choking and gagging leading the fully blinded. Some stepped out of their huts at the first whiffs, strangling, and were too blinded to turn back in, were swept in the gathering human torrent and often never saw their families, neighbors and friends again..."
"A moving account of a shattering experience." - Arun Gandhi
"Rightly, Al de Grazia highlights the important role of a Free Press. The Press has had to battle secrecy and suppression to expose the full extent of the Bhopal tragedy. Conitnuing now to assail the shocking failures of managers and officials in India and the USA, we must demand the reform of the irresponsible liaison between governments and multinational corporations." - S. B. Kolpe
- Publication Date:
- 1603770895 / 9781603770897
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Social Science / Disasters & Disaster Relief