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Andrea Peacock


Elk River Books, Livingston, Montana.

Andrea Peacock is a Montana journalist covering Western politics and environmental news, and is the former editor of the Missoula Independent. She wrote Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation, and co-authored The Essential Grizzly with her husband Doug Peacock. Her work has appeared in Mother Jones, High Country News, Denver Westword, Austin Chronicle, and In 2010 she received a fellowship from the Alicia Patterson Foundation for her work on oil and gas development in communities of the Rocky Mountain West. She is co-owner of Elk River Books in Livingston, Montana.

About the collection:
Doug and Andrea Peacock Papers, 1923-2013 (35 boxes) includes items for Doug and Andrea Peacock's work as collaborators on The Essential Grizzy and In the Presence of Grizzlies. It also includes material related to Grizzly Years and Walking it Off by Doug Peacock and Libby, Montana and Wasting Libby by Andrea Peacock. It includes business and personal correspondence, research material, manuscripts to published books and articles, reviews, miscellaneous publications, photographs, and AV material.

A related collection:
Doug Peacock Papers, 1950-2000 (24 boxes) was one of the first acquisitions for the Sowell Collection. It contains research materials, personal and business correspondence, reviews, engagement calendars, pocket size journals, Edward Abbey material, and manuscript and galleys and field notes on Doug Peacock's studies on grizzly bears. The collection has extensive material on Grizzly Years and Walking it Off, as well as material on the documentary film, Peacock's War.


  • Peacock, Andrea. Wasting Libby: The True Story of How the WR Grace Corporation Left a Montana Town to Die (and Got Away With It). Petrolia, CA: CounterPunch, 2010.
  • Peacock, Andrea. Libby, Montana: Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books, 2003.
  • Peacock, Doug and Andrea Peacock. In the Presence of Grizzlies: The Ancient Bond Between Men and Bears . Guilford, CN: Lyons Press, 2009.
  • Peacock, Doug and Andrea Peacock. The Essential Grizzly: The Mingled Fates of Men and Bears. Guilford, CN: Lyons Press, 2006.
  • Created: Oct. 13, 2020; Updated July 9, 2021.