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About the Author: John Hooper

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John Hooper is currently the Rome correspondent for the Economist and the Guardian. Born in 1950, Hooper was educated at St Benedict’s Abbey in London and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. At the age of eighteen, he travelled to Biafra during the Nigerian civil war to make a television documentary. Since then, he has spent more than 20 years as a foreign correspondent, working for - among others - the Economist, the Guardian, the Observer, BBC, NBC and Reuters. For several years in London, he was a presenter of BBC World Service’s ‘Twenty Four Hours’ current affairs programme.

For three years, he covered Spain’s eventful transformation from a dictatorship into a democracy. That posting and another, from 1988 to 1994, produced two books on Spain for Penguin, The Spaniards, which won the Allen Lane award for 1987, and its successor, The New Spaniards.

In 1997, he uncovered the so-called “ship of death” migrant trafficking disaster and was a member of the award-winning Observer team that investigated its aftermath.

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Paperback, Published in Jul 2008 by America Star Books

ISBN10: 1606108484 | ISBN13: 9781606108482

Page count: 186

Snake River is a novel based on the history of the changes that have shaped one of the major rivers of our country. Each chapter is an excerpt from time, leading to the present when the river is no longer free flowing. The novel starts with the geologic history of the Snake River country and progresses with stories of prehistoric man and how change was initiated. Each arrival brought hardship and more disruption of the natural environment. Some of the ground gained in conservation is lost during World War II and the years following as power generation, increased industrialization, and increase in population occur. A senator tries to reconcile the conflicts in his own mind. A disastrous decline in water quality results in a large-scale fish kill. Solutions are not easy and may not even be possible. With a catastrophic occurrence, natural events may again control the fate of the river.

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