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Author: 

Tony Horwitz

This book is part travelogue, part thoughtful exploration of the issues around the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It works well on both levels. The author drives the route of the pipeline, talking to locals and also bringing in his own research about the issues, but also clearly enjoying the excuse to explore a region that most people don't consider a tourist destination.

Favorite Thing: 
Learning about an issue that I'd previously only known from competing soundbites.
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Book Length: 
Short
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
High
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