Jeffrey St. Clair to Read at Elk River Books

Jul 18, 2011 | Events

Jeffrey St. ClairElk River Books is excited to announce a reading by author and activist Jeffrey St. Clair on Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 pm.

St. Clair is an investigative journalist, writer and editor. He is the co-editor, with Alexander Cockburn, of the political newsletter CounterPunch, and a contributing editor to the monthly magazine In These Times. He has also written for The Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, The Nation and The Progressive. His reporting specializes in the politics surrounding environmental and military issues.

St. Clair attended the American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in English and history. He has worked as an environmental organizer and writer for Friends of the Earth, Clean Water Action Project and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

In 1990, he moved to Oregon to edit the influential environmental magazine Forest Watch (later Wild Forest Review). In 1994, he joined journalists Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein on CounterPunch. He now co-edits the newsletter and the popular website.

Born Under a Bad SignIn 1998, he published his first book, with Cockburn, Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press, a history of the CIA’s ties to drug gangs from World War II to the Mujahideen and Nicaraguan Contras. This was followed by A Field Guide to Environmental Bad Guys (with James Ridgeway), Five Days that Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond, Al Gore: a User’s Manual, Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me: the Politics of Nature, Grand Theft Pentagon, Born Under a Bad Sky and Red State Rebels. He has three books in the pipeline: Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, GreenScare: the New War on Environmentalism and Rounding Wy’East: an Oregon Walkabout.

A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Elk River Books at (406) 224-5802.

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