The Riverkeeper: The Blessing of the Fleet, the Riverkeeper and the Uncommitted Crime

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In these leisurely essays, Wilkinson ( Big Sugar ) writes about persons who earn their living on the water. The ``riverkeeper'' of the title is John Cronin, who patrols the Hudson River, tracking down polluters (his most notorious catch was the Exxon Corporation). Another piece examines the customs of Portuguese fishermen in Provincetown, Mass. The longest essay is devoted to the Tlingit Indians of Angoon, on Alaska's Admiralty Island: under U.S. government rule since 1882, when the American navy bombarded their tiny village, they have nonetheless determined to preserve their traditional way of life. Wilkinson's choppy prose style and his tendency to linger on insignificant details can be annoying, yet those curious about little-known aspects of American culture will find much of interest here. (Aug.)
Library Journal
Wilkinson has established himself as one of our most acute chroniclers of those who have slipped through the cracks of modern society. In his last three books he has moved from moonshiners and those who pursue them ( Moonshine , LJ 8/85) to Florida sugar cane laborers ( Big Sugar , LJ 9/1/89) to this work on people who draw their livelihoods from the water. In three vignettes, he portrays Portuguese-American fishermen off Cape Cod, a ``riverkeeper'' who patrols the Hudson, and the Tlingit Indians of Alaska. Clear of ear and sharp of eye, Wilkinson describes their lives with literate simplicity and, while he abandons the muckraking of Big Sugar , some familiar devil figures (Exxon and the 19th-century white man) do not emerge unscathed. Recommended for public library collections.--Jim Burns, Pompano Beach City Lib., Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394573137
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/6/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 191

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