Missoula
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

Missoula


  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804170567


Missoula Book Description :

Missoula, Montana, is home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a rabidly loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, the Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported by students to the Missoula police. Many of the alleged perpetrators played for the Grizzlies. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of some of the victims: the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by police, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. Krakauer's dispassionate, rigorously documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or send mixed signals, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime, deserving of fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.

Missoula
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

Missoula


  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385538749


Missoula Book Description :

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team — the Grizzlies — with a rabid fan base. The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported to the Missoula police between January 2008 and May 2012. Few of these assaults were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical. A DOJ report released in December of 2014 estimates 110,000 women between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four are raped each year. Krakauer’s devastating narrative of what happened in Missoula makes clear why rape is so prevalent on American campuses, and why rape victims are so reluctant to report assault. Acquaintance rape is a crime like no other. Unlike burglary or embezzlement or any other felony, the victim often comes under more suspicion than the alleged perpetrator. This is especially true if the victim is sexually active; if she had been drinking prior to the assault — and if the man she accuses plays on a popular sports team. The vanishingly small but highly publicized incidents of false accusations are often used to dismiss her claims in the press. If the case goes to trial, the woman’s entire personal life becomes fair game for defense attorneys. This brutal reality goes a long way towards explaining why acquaintance rape is the most underreported crime in America. In addition to physical trauma, its victims often suffer devastating psychological damage that leads to feelings of shame, emotional paralysis and stigmatization. PTSD rates for rape victims are estimated to be 50%, higher than soldiers returning from war. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searin

Missoula
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

Missoula


  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Random House Large Print
  • Release Date : 2015-04-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 0147519365


Missoula Book Description :

Stark and powerful report of rape victims in a college town, including the searing experience of several women, from the day of the crime to the broken mechanics of justice in the aftermath.

Missoula

Missoula


  • Author : Stan Cohen
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN 10 : 0738558885


Missoula Book Description :

Missoula began in 1860 as Hellgate Village, a trading post located about 4 miles west of what is now downtown. In 1864, the construction of a mill powered by water diverted from Rattlesnake Creek drew residents of Hellgate to the new town, and the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1883 assured Missoula's future. The establishment of the University of Montana led to growth on the south side of the Clark Fork River, and the timber industry drove the economy. Missoula has evolved into a trade, medical, educational, and governmental center of western Montana.

A Guide to Historic Missoula

A Guide to Historic Missoula


  • Author : Allan James Mathews
  • Publisher : Montana Historical Society
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 0917298896


A Guide to Historic Missoula Book Description :

The sixth volume in the Montana Mainstreet series, A Guide to Historic Missoula points readers to the buildings, historic sites, and parks that act as monuments to Missoula's--and Montana's--history.

Glacial Lake Missoula
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Glacial Lake Missoula


  • Author : David D. Alt
  • Publisher : Mountain Press Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 0878424156


Glacial Lake Missoula Book Description :

Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods tells the gripping tale of a huge Ice Age lake that drained suddenly--not just once but repeatedly--and reshaped the landscape of the Northwest. The narrative follows the path of the floodwaters as they raged from western Montana across the Idaho Panhandle, then scoured through eastern Washington and down the Columbia Gorge to the Pacific Ocean.