Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a broken-down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn't particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence.
Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors flat out refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching one of the most extraordinary legal cases of our time, a case that ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court.
In Little Pink House, award-winning investigative journalist Jeff Benedict takes us behind the scenes of this case -- indeed, Suzette Kelo speaks for the first time about all the details of this inspirational true story as one woman led the charge to take on corporate America to save her home.
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Jeff Benedict is considered one of America's top investigative journalists. He has published several acclaimed books, including The Mormon Way of Doing Business, Out of Bounds, Pros and Cons and Without Reservation. His articles have been published in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and he has appeared on ESPN, NBC Nightly News, CBS's 60 Minutes, and ABC News.From AudioFile:
In this absorbing audiobook, Maggi-Meg Reed expertly brings alive the many characters involved in Kelo v. City of New London--a case that went to the Supreme Court, expanding the definition of "public use" in ways that shocked the nation. Reed highlights all the drama in Benedict's meticulous research and astute characterizations of those involved. Listeners will hear the voices and perspectives of the angry activists, determined city council members, and anguished homeowners involved in the unfolding story. Reed's crowning accomplishment is her portrayal of Suzette Kelo. Her insights into this unlikely heroine who attempted to defy New London and keep her little pink house make this audiobook particularly compelling. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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