Don Blankenship
Don Blankenship
The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption
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A nonfiction legal thriller that traces the fourteen-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history, Don Blankenship, to justiceDon Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the early 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. But wealth and influence weren't enough for Blankenship and his company, as they set about destroying corporate and personal rivals, challenging the Constitution, purchasing the West Virginia judiciary, and willfully disregarding safety standards in the company's mines―in which scores died unnecessarily.As Blankenship hobnobbed with a West Virginia Supreme Court justice in France, his company polluted the drinking water of hundreds of citizens while he himself fostered baroque vendettas against anyone who dared challenge his sovereignty over coal mining country. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny over a state and an industry was a pair of odd-couple attorneys, Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley, who undertook a legal quest to bring justice to this corner of America. From the backwoods courtrooms of West Virginia they pursued their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and to a dramatic decision declaring that the wealthy and powerful are not entitled to purchase their own brand of law.The Price of Justice is a story of corporate corruption so far-reaching and devastating it could have been written a hundred years ago by Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens. And as Laurence Leamer demonstrates in this captivating tale, because it's true, it's scarier than fiction.
 
Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship (Lexington Studies in Political Communication)
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Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship, an edited collection from Jane Blankenship and Janette Kenner Muir, is the story of one academic journey through self-discovery, intellectual development, and mentorship. It is a conversation that illustrates how, in Mary Catherine Bateson’s terms, one composes a life that has meaning and makes a significant difference in other lives as well. Jane Blankenship was an active member of the speech communication discipline, starting with her first job teaching in the Rhetoric and Composition program at Mount Holyoke College and finishing with the great distinction of Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a noted rhetorical scholar in both criticism and theory, Jane Blankenship was a long-time leader within the National Communication Association (including one of a handful of women who served as president in the 20th Century), and an award winner of numerous teaching and scholarship awards. Throughout her academic career, Blankenship made important contributions to the understanding of language and form, specific literary critics such as Kenneth Burke and Samuel Coleridge, and the role of women in politics. Most importantly, she worked with and inspired a cadre of graduate students who continue to reflect her ideas and perspectives in their own work, particularly in the area of political communication. Through her writing and mentoring, she impacted and changed thousands of lives. Coming to Terms brings together some of the significant pieces that marked Jane Blankenship’s career and also shows the process wherein one makes choices in writing and publishing that underscore the interrelationship between scholarship and teaching—an important element throughout her academic life.
 
And For the Sake of the Kids: (or: God Help Us, Mr. Lancaster)
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Terrance Farmer is a Pittsburgh journalist dying to get an interview with Archibald Lancaster, multi-billionaire coal baron and corporate icon. He's also dying to get at Archie's handsome, college-aged son. When he uses compromising photographs to blackmail Archie for his entire fortune, things between the three of them get tense - and Terry and Archie embark on the adventure of a lifetime.Originally inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s classic GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER, AND FOR THE SAKE OF THE KIDS is loosely based on the real-life events surrounding the coal spill at the Inez, Kentucky surface mine in October 2001.
 
Using Microsoft Backoffice (Special Edition Using)
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The central reference for the most important features of the BackOffice suite, this text provides detailed information on how to use each of the BackOffice components together in a tightly integrated server environment. It also features coverage of network workstation issues including desktop operating system deployment (via SMS), application monitoring, and more.
 
Oakland Athletics 1989 Upper Deck Baseball Master Team Set with Year End updates (34 Cards) (Premier Edition) (World Series Campions)***Don Baylor, Lance Blankenship, Todd Burns, Jose Canseco, Ozzie Canseco, Storm Davis, Dennis Eckersley, Mike Gallego, Ron Hassey, Dave Henderson, Rick Honeycutt, Glenn Hubbard, Stan Javier, Carney Lansford, Mark McGwire, Mike Moore, Gene Nelson, Dave Parker, Tony Phillips, Terry Steinbach, Dave Stewart, Walt Weiss, Bob Welch, Curt Young and More**
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1989 Upper Deck Oakland Athletics team set (34 cards). This set includes all cards from the base set as well as high number set. Here is a complete list of who is in this team set: Team Card, Don Baylor, Lance Blankenship, Todd Burns, Jose Canseco, Jose Canseco MVP, Ozzie Canseco, Storm Davis, Dennis Eckersley, Dennis Eckersley Postseason Highlights, Mike Gallego, Ron Hassey, Dave Henderson, Rick Honeycutt, Glenn Hubbard, Stan Javier, Doug Jennings, Felix Jose, Carney Lansford, Mark McGwire, Orlando Mercado, Mike Moore, Gene Nelson, David Otto, Dave Parker, Tony Phillips, Eric Plunk, Luis Polonia, Terry Steinbach, Dave Stewart, Walt Weiss, Walt Weiss ROY, Bob Welch and Curt Young
 
I, The Jury [VHS]
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After Hammer finds his best friend murdered, he vows an oath of revenge. During the course of his search for the killer, he encounters a suspicious female doctor who runs a New York sex clinic. Based on the 1947 novel by Mickey Spillane.
 
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