Present Day Resonance: At a time when women are leading marches and rallies against the current administration, this story shows the similar political and social battles fought--and won--by women at another crucial point in U.S. history.
Strong Appeal to Female Readership: The three women who led the fight against the oil refinery were all young mothers, each of whom in her own way had two wars to wage simultaneously - one against the oil refinery, the other against female stereotypes that limited women's influence in the public sphere.
Author has Significant Media Contacts: David W. Moore has appeared on all of the national TV network evening news programs, on various news programs on CNBC, CNN, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, and many other radio and TV stations, including those in New York, Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle.
David W. Moore is an award-winning author, and currently a Senior Fellow at the Carsey Center for Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the polling director and frequent columnist for iMediaEthics.org, for which he won the 2015 EPPY Award for his news/political commentary. For twenty-one years (1972-1993), he taught political science at the University of New Hampshire, and for the next thirteen years he worked at the Gallup Organization as a senior editor of the Gallup Poll. He became affiliated with UNH again in 2008. He is the author of three non-fiction trade books, and the co-author of one cross-over trade/academic book: The First Primary: New Hampshire's Outsize Role in Presidential Nominations, with Andrew E. Smith (University Press of New England, 2015); The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls (Beacon Press, hardback, 2008; revised edition in paperback 2009); How To Steal An Election: The Inside Story of How George Bush's Brother and Fox Network Miscalled the 2000 Election and Changed the Course of History (Nation Books, 2006); and The Super Pollsters: How They Measure and Manipulate Public Opinion in America (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1992; trade paperback 1995). He has published essays and articles in The New York Times, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Public Opinion Quarterly, New York Newsday, Public Perspectives, and numerous other books and journals.