Bob Whitcomb Speaks About His New Book Cape Wind, Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, And The Battle For Our Energy Future

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Please join Bob Whitcomb, co-author of “Cape Wind, Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound” on Saturday, May 19th at 3:00pm at The Inkwell Bookstore at 199 Main Street, Falmouth, MA.

Cape Wind – The Book
Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound


“How rare for Sun Myung Moon’s scribblers, to say nothing of Rupert Murdoch’s salarymen at Fox News, to find themselves allied with the merry pranksters from Greenpeace, who have injected some badly needed humor into the Cape Wind imbroglio….Cape Wind is breezy and informative fun.”
— The Weekly Standard

“…colorful storytelling about the tribulations of siting a renewable energy project off of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Cape, a ‘devil’s triangle of entrenched, often inherited, wealth”…”
— Alex Beam, The Boston Globe

“Cape Wind is a fun read, and a fun way to learn about renewable energy. If all the stories on this usually dry topic featured tales of meat hook accidents and characters with comic names, more Americans might pay attention. Cape Wind’s opening scene, of author David McCullough screaming at a Martha’s Vineyard town meeting that Nantucket Sound is hallowed ground, is worth the price of admission.”
— Laura Vanderkam, The American

“…a page-turner…”
— Boston Magazine

“An epic battle that pits privilege against the common good in a stunning exposure of NIMBY (not in my backyard) hypocrisy…This true-life tale of a blinding love of place, outrageously irresponsible propaganda, shameful congressional maneuvering, and egregious social injustice is half farce, half political thriller, and altogether compelling.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“With solid research, years of reporting and a number of colorful anecdotes, the authors present a convincing argument that wealthy property owners, politicians and some members of the local press have done a disservice to their country…entertaining and reads at times like a novel, with suspense built in between the chapters.”
— Martha’s Vineyard Gazette

“,,,a book that will give some indigestion and others lipsmacking delight…”
— Barnstable Patriot

“For citizens wondering what has become of America’s once-upon-a-time democratic republic, I know of no better place to begin the search than with a close reading of Cape Wind by Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb. The book joins first-rate investigative reporting with trenchant social commentary; the result is as entertaining as it is instructive. Voters intending to take part in next year’s election shouldn’t leave home without it.”
–Lewis Lapham

“…a great new book…”
— Sean Hannity

“[A] well-reported assessment of democracy manipulated by powerful federal, state and local insiders, and other not-in-my-backyard shenanigans surrounding plans for a wind farm five miles off Cape Cod… [A] rambunctious, unsparing dissection of ruling-class abuse.”
— Publisher’s Weekly

“ “Cape Wind,’ a five-and-a-half-year tale of power and money run amok amid a cast of characters worthy of a soap opera, is a page-turner….”
— Cape Cod Chronicle