The Resource Blowout, Rachel Maddow, (electronic resource)

Blowout, Rachel Maddow, (electronic resource)

Label
Blowout
Title
Blowout
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Maddow
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy?Winner Take All 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."
Accompanying matter
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Maddow, Rachel
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fiction
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  • Maddow, Rachel
  • Overdrive Inc
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  • History
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
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Label
Blowout, Rachel Maddow, (electronic resource)
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https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/dd41b082-752e-49df-bd68-e32c65c31eb5
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Publication
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
DD41B082-752E-49DF-BD68-E32C65C31EB5
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
Blowout, Rachel Maddow, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/dd41b082-752e-49df-bd68-e32c65c31eb5
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
DD41B082-752E-49DF-BD68-E32C65C31EB5
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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