Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power

ISBN-10: 0143123548

ISBN-13: 9780143123545

Edition: 2013

Authors: Steve Coll
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Description: An “extraordinary” and “monumental” exposé of Big Oil from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll (The Washington Post)In this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil—the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States—Steve Coll reveals the true extent of its power.Private Empirepulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The action spans the globe—featuring kidnapping cases, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles at the Kremlin—and the narrative is driven by larger-than-life characters, including corporate legend Lee “Iron Ass” Raymond, ExxonMobil’s chief executive until 2005. A penetrating, news-breaking study,Private Empireis a defining portrait of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy.

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of Maps
Author's Note
Selected Cast of Characters
Prologue. "I'm Going to the White House on This"
The End of Easy Oil
"One Right Answer"
"Iron Ass"
"Is the Earth Really Warming?"
"Do You Really Want Us as an Enemy?"
"Unknown Injury"
"E.G. Month!"
"The Camel and the Jackal"
"We Target Oil Companies"
"Real Men-They Discover Oil"
"It's Not Quite as Bad as It Sounds"
"The Haifa Pipeline"
"How High Can We Fly?"
"Assisted Regime Change"
"Informed Influentials"
The Risk Cycle
"On My Honor"
"Chad Can Live Without Oil"
"I Pray for Exxon"
"We Will Need Witnesses"
"The Cash Waterfall"
"Moonshine"
"Can't the C.I.A. and the Navy Solve This Problem?"
"A Person Would Have to Eat More Than 3,400 Rubber Ducks"
"We Must End the Age of Oil"
"Are We Out? Or In?"
"It's Not My Money to Tithe"
"We're Confident You Can Book the Reserves"
"One Plus One Has Got to Equal Three"
"It Just Happened"
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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