Fly Fishing Books: The Iconic American Trout Pool

May 8, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Daniel Lewis reviews George Black’s “The Trout Pool Paradox” in the New York Times. Mr. Black, who customarily writes on international relations, uncovers an irony in the origins of manufacturing and pollution in the early years of the United States: that it required the same sources of water that give us trout. Fortunately the book also gives a history of the remedies that have sometimes worked in recovering the tainted waters.