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The Resource Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow

Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow

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Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth
Title
Blowout
Title remainder
corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Maddow
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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.""--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • September 15, 2019
  • August 15, 2019
  • October 01, 2019
  • August 26, 2019
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maddow, Rachel
Dewey number
338.2/7285
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9581.A2
LC item number
M33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tillerson, Rex
  • Gas industry
  • Gas industry
  • Gas companies
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In a surrealist landscape -- Splendor and fragrance -- The genie -- Stolen goods -- Charlie Hustle -- Thunder up! -- Rex shrugged -- A risk management problem -- Poster boy -- Practical realities -- Who does that? -- The other 1 percent -- Ultrahazardous activity -- A significant strategic step -- Trust -- The handsome hero -- This ain't no disco -- Such a man is born once every few decades -- Putin zassal -- All hail the mercenaries -- His idea of America -- Because they could -- "We greatly value our relationship" -- Pobeda! -- "Yeah that was crazy" -- Active appreciation -- It all ties back -- "All they have is this" -- "Constituency trumps everything" -- Containment
Control code
BRD2019026915
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 406 pages
Isbn
9780525575474
Lccn
2019026915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090752123
Label
Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on Earth, Rachel Maddow
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: In a surrealist landscape -- Splendor and fragrance -- The genie -- Stolen goods -- Charlie Hustle -- Thunder up! -- Rex shrugged -- A risk management problem -- Poster boy -- Practical realities -- Who does that? -- The other 1 percent -- Ultrahazardous activity -- A significant strategic step -- Trust -- The handsome hero -- This ain't no disco -- Such a man is born once every few decades -- Putin zassal -- All hail the mercenaries -- His idea of America -- Because they could -- "We greatly value our relationship" -- Pobeda! -- "Yeah that was crazy" -- Active appreciation -- It all ties back -- "All they have is this" -- "Constituency trumps everything" -- Containment
Control code
BRD2019026915
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 406 pages
Isbn
9780525575474
Lccn
2019026915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090752123

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