Shopping cart is empty.
This catalog has no sub-catalogs.

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia & the Richest, MostDestructive Industry on Earth

  • $48.00  
  •  (retail price )
  • (quantity currently in stock: 1)
  • Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia & the Richest, MostDestructive Industry on Earth 
    Title: Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia & the Richest, MostDestructive Industry on Earth
    Author: MADDOW RACHEL
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Imprint: CROWN PRESS
    Price: $48.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Rachel Maddow's Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe-from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea-exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. She shows how Russia's rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia's rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the United States, and the West's most important alliances. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, but ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson emerge as two of the past century's most consequential corporate villains. The oil-and-gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, "like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can't really blame the lion. It's in her nature."

    This book is a clarion call to contain the lion- to stop subsidizing the wealthiest industry on earth, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of predatory oil executives and their enablers. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, "Democracy either wins this one or disappears."

    ISBN: 9780525575474
     *Titles in stock are generally despatched within 24 hours. Titles not in stock are obtained from their supplier, generally within 7-14 days; we'll notify you of any delays or price changes. We only charge your credit card for titles once they are in stock and ready for despatch.