Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781529113204 Category:

Blowout

Rachel Maddow

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9781529113204 Category:
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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

A ground-breaking investigation into the oil and gas industry, international corruption and world politics.

Oil.

Corrupt? Yes.

Unimaginably lucrative? Of course.

But, the enemy of democracy?

Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we’ve never seen it before, as told by America’s most incisive political journalist, Rachel Maddow. A blackly comic journey from Washington to Siberia, to deep within the earth’s crust and the icy Arctic seas, it reveals not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.

This is our final wake-up call: to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world’s most destructive industry before it destroys our democracy

‘Each page in Blowout is a revelation into the depth of corruption and greed that is infused into the international economy’ David Lammy, MP

Publisher Review

All fans of Maddow, and even her detractors, will learn something new from this highly readable yet impressively detailed book. Anyone interested in the covert deals that change the nature of the global environmental and political landscape will devour. A must-have for all collections * Library Journal * Radiates zing, intelligence, and black humour. Much like its author * In Style * [Rachel Maddow] may be a popular, progressive news-and-commentary anchor on MSNBC, but it's not to be forgotten that she holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford and seems to devour whole libraries of data before breakfast each day... Expect a tweetstorm as Maddow's indictment of a corrupt industry finds readers - and it deserves many * Kirkus Reviews * Fulminating comes easy to Rachel Maddow. What sets her apart from other serial fulminators is that she does it with facts - and sardonic wit * Washington Post * It takes enormous talent to balance brutal honesty with scorching wit. Rachel Maddow has it in spades; exposing the truth about how the fossil fuel industry threatens our existence both as a democratic people and as an entire species. Each page in Blowout is a revelation into the depth of corruption and greed that is infused into the international economy. We should be grateful that Maddow has found herself on the frontline of resistance -- David Lammy, MP

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