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Author Benedict, Jeff

Title Little pink house : a true story of defiance and courage / Jeff Benedict

Edition 1st ed
Publisher New York : Grand Central Pub, 2009
 Lower Mez.  KF229.K45 B46 2009    AVAILABLE
Call # KF229.K45 B46 2009
Description xv, 397 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Susette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased an old house perched on the waterfront in New London, Conn. It wasn't fancy, but with hard work she was able to turn it into a home that was important to her. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and others along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching a case that ultimately reached the Supreme Court. Investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case, and Kelo speaks for the first time about how one woman took on corporate America to save her home.--From publisher description
Contents On capitol hill -- Gimme shelter -- Big ambitions -- This old house -- We need a vehicle -- Getting to yes -- Power steering -- Welcome to the neighborhood -- Viagra time -- Can you guys look into this? -- The things we want -- Natural-born leaders -- Bad blood forming -- Do i have a reason to be concerned? -- Push back -- Offing Tony -- I'm somebody -- Wedges -- Freedom of information -- The new new london -- The tweed crowd -- A hip little city -- Rubber stamp -- Higher education -- Blurred vision -- Time is not on our side -- A fight in the fort -- Line in the sand -- Put a pretty face on it -- A demanding beast -- Wolves at the door -- Some devious way -- Discovery -- Go ahead, ask your question -- Life is short -- Splitting the baby -- Interested bystanders -- God, what have I done? -- A beginning and an end -- The supremes -- For the takings -- Hiss -- Blindsided -- Living proof -- Leave no footprints -- Just pray -- Open the checkbook -- The endgame
Notes Blue White Black
Subject Kelo, Susette -- Trials, litigation, etc
Eminent domain -- Connecticut -- Cases
Eminent domain -- United States -- Cases
ISBN 9780446508629


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