Books about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill are prolific

Books line the shelves at the Cordova Public Library in the Cordova Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Never a pleasant memory for our community, but 30 years have passed and reflecting on the changes and progress since the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill might be a healing read. Here are some books on the shelves in your library that might intrigue you.

  • Not One Drop: Betrayal and courage in the wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill by Riki Ott. Discusses the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the hardships faced by the residents of Cordova, Alaska.
  • Out of the Channel: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound by John Keeble.
  • Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power by Steve Coll. In this book the author investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States, revealing the true extent of its power.
  • In the Wake of the Exxon Valdez: The devastating impact of the Alaska oil spill by Art Davidson.
  • The Heart of the Sound: An Alaskan Paradise Found and Nearly Lost by MaryBeth Holleman.
  • Darkened Waters: A Review of the History, Science, and Technology Associated with the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and Cleanup by Nancy Lord.
  • Children of the Bay: A story of Alaska & Songs of Alaska CD by Linda Crider. A fictional story told through the eyes of the teenagers of two Alaskan towns, is based on the true facts of the 1989 wreck of the Exxon Valdez tanker in Prince William Sound and the devastating effects the oil spill has had on the people.
  • The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster by Sharon Bushnell and Stan Jones.

The Cordova Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.