The Battle for Paradise (audiobook)

Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists

Read by Erin Bennett
1.7 hrs • 2 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Political Science
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 06/05/18
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 06/05/18 9781982527020
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 06/05/18 9781982527044
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Summary

A #1 Amazon bestseller in disaster relief

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island.

In this vital and startling investigation, New York Times bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation’s radical, resilient vision for a “just recovery.”

All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit http://juntegente.org.

Review Quotes

“Fearless necessary reporting…Klein exposes the ‘battle of utopias’ that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.”

Junot Díaz, New York Times bestselling author

“A revealing, on-the-ground report that ably shows that the real looters after disaster are not the poor.”

Kirkus Reviews

“This book explains, with careful and unbiased reporting, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?”

Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico

“There’s no-one better to tell the story of Hurricane Maria and its global significance than Naomi. In the face of speculation, exploitation ,and climate crisis, this book calls on us to recognize Puerto Rico’s struggle for democracy, justice, and human life itself, as our own.”

Ada Colau Bollano, mayor of Barcelona, Spain

“A gripping and timely account of classic ‘shock doctrine’ being perpetrated in Puerto Rico. Naomi Klein chronicles the extraordinary grassroots resistance by the Puerto Rican people against neoliberal privatization and Wall Street greed in the aftermath of the island’s financial meltdown, of hurricane devastation, and of Washington’s imposition of an outside control board over the most important US colony.”

Juan González, cohost of Democracy Now! and author of Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America