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Napa at last light: America's Eden in an age of calamity

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"Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product. Now it is thoroughly American; emblematic of Napa Valley, an area idealized as the epicenter of great wines and foods and a cultural tourist destination. But the romanticized accounts you find about it and its denizens is not what you'll encounter in James Conaway's candid book. Napa at Last Light exposes the often shadowy side of the latter days of Napa Valleymarked by complex personal relationships, immense profits, passionate beliefs, and sometimes desperate struggles to prevail. In the balance hang fortunes and personal relationships made through hard work and, in too many cases, manipulation of laws, people, and institutions. Napans who grew up trusting in the beneficence of the "vintner" class now confront in the twenty-first century multinational corporations and their allies who have stealthily subsumed the old family landmarks and abandoned the once glorious conviction that agriculture is the highest and best use of the land. Inherent in that conviction is the sanctity of the place, threatened now by a relentless drive for profits at the expense of land, water, and even life." --Book jacket.
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subject_facetNapa Valley (Calif.) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Napa Valley (Calif.) -- History -- 21st century
Napa Valley (Calif.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Wine and wine making -- California -- Napa Valley -- History -- 21st century
Wine and wine making -- Social aspects -- California -- Napa Valley
Wine industry -- California -- Napa Valley -- History -- 21st century
Wine industry -- Social aspects -- California -- Napa Valley
title_displayNapa at last light : America's Eden in an age of calamity
title_fullNapa at Last Light America's Eden in an Age of Calamity
Napa at last light : America's Eden in an age of calamity / James Conaway
Napa at last light : America's Eden in an age of calamity [electronic resource] / James Conaway
title_shortNapa at last light
title_subAmerica's Eden in an age of calamity
topic_facetBusiness
Cooking & Food
Economic conditions
History
Nonfiction
Social aspects
Social conditions
Wine and wine making
Wine industry