Blowout : corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on earth
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New York : Crown, [2019].
Edition
First edition.
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xxi, 406 pages ; 25 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 338.2728 MADDOW 2019

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Language
English
ISBN
0525575472, 9780525575474

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Includes index.
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"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.""--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maddow, R. (2019). Blowout: corrupted democracy, rogue state Russia, and the richest, most destructive industry on earth (First edition.). Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maddow, Rachel. 2019. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maddow, Rachel. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth New York: Crown, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Maddow, Rachel. Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth First edition., Crown, 2019.

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