Synopses & Reviews
How the Government Got in Your Backyard distills the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. By clearly representing what the left says, what the right says, what the science is, and what the facts are, Gillman and Heberlig don’t set out to provide the answer - they light the path so concerned citizens can uncover their own true and informed opinion. In this season of political discontent, the unbiased truth about environmental policies - free of political agendas - is as refreshing as it is fascinating. How the Government Got in Your Backyard is not for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It’s for anyone who is ready to get to the bottom line.
"Illuminates environmental confusion on a national scale and offers help in making the far-ranging debate easier to understand." - Booklist
"...thought-provoking...[Wes Bleed] has a pleasant, clear tone..." - AudioFile
About the Author
Jeff Gillman loathes advice that is given without concern for the consequences. He wrote a tell-all book after hearing self-proclaimed experts spouting things such as feeding syrup to plants, and lectures on a variety of topics including homebrewed remedies and organic pesticides.
Eric S. Heberlig is a tenured associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He is co-author of Classics in Congressional Politics and American Labor Unions in the Electoral Arena, and of journal articles on legislative, interest group, and electoral politics.
For many years, Wes Bleed could be heard reporting and anchoring the news on WGN Radio in Chicago, nationally for the ABC Radio Network, and hosting Dateline 720. He has a strong reputation as a solid and ethical journalist with a long history in the Chicago media. Currently, Wes is on staff with a public affairs and relations firm. He shares his insights on media, politics and communication strategies with a wide variety of audiences.