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The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal and Murder
ean: 9780739370544, isbn: 0739370545,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 254 reviews
In a page-turning narrative that reads like a thriller, an award-winning journalist exposes the troubling truth behind the world’s first act of nuclear terrorism.On November 1, 2006, Alexander Litvinenko sipped tea in London’s Millennium Hotel. H
Final Voyage: A Story of Arctic Disaster and One Fateful Whaling Season
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ean: 9781400112548, isbn: 1400112540,
4.0 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
In 1871, an entire fleet of whaling ships was caught in an arctic ice storm and destroyed. Though few lives were lost, the damage would forever shape one of America's most distinctive commodities: oil.New Bedford, Massachusetts, was fertile ground f
Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider
4.5 out of 5 stars with 293 reviews
As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a gr
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of 'Energy Independence'
4.7 out of 5 stars with 216 reviews
A surprising, irreverent, and scrupulously reported deconstruction of today's fashions in energy policy. Everybody is talking about "energy independence". But is it really achievable? Is it actually even desirable? In this controversial, meticulousl
The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
4.9 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals, and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China, and the other "emerging markets" have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bot
In Deep Water
By Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
ean: 9781721317981, isbn: 1721317988,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 202 reviews
Deepwater Horizon was supposed to be the cutting edge of energy exploration: drilling five thousand feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, the $560 million rig would be indispensable in helping to solve the ongoing energy crisis.Then, on April
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
4.3 out of 5 stars with 264 reviews
From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might
The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown
ean: 9781543641721, isbn: 1543641725,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 142 reviews
Williston, North Dakota, was a sleepy farm town for generations—until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn’t seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the
Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.2 out of 5 stars with 290 reviews
Long before the rise of mega-corporations like Wal-Mart and Microsoft, Standard Oil controlled the oil industry with a monopolistic force unprecedented in American business history. Undaunted by the ruthless power of its owner, John D. Rockefeller, a
AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.8 out of 5 stars with 277 reviews
Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD, the first and nastiest standards war was fought over how electricity would be transmitted around the world: alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)
Anatomy of Greed: The Unshredded Truth from an Enron Insider
4.3 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Brian Cruver first entered the "Death Star," Enron's office complex, in March 2001. He was 29 years old, an eager MBA ready to cash in as a new hire with one of America's most highly valued companies. But, from his first day - when his new boss war
Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines
4.8 out of 5 stars with 170 reviews
The near-meltdown of Fukushima, the upheavals in the Middle East, the BP oil rig explosion, and the looming reality of global warming have reminded the president and all U.S. citizens that nothing has more impact on our lives than the supply of and d
Breaking Rockefeller: The Incredible Story of the Ambitious Rivals Who Toppled an Oil Empire
4.0 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire.
Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889 John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the US government is wary of challenging the great ''anaconda'' of Standard Oil. The Standard never
Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power
4.3 out of 5 stars with 201 reviews
The Saudi royal family and Aramco leadership are, and almost always have been, motivated by ambitions of long-term strength and profit. They use Islamic law, traditional ideology, and harsh justice to maintain stability and their own power, but underneath the thobes and abayas and behind the religious fanaticism and illiberalism lies a sophisticated and ruthless business enterprise.
Over more than a century, fed by ambition and oil wealth, al Saud (as the royal family is known) has come from
The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future
4.4 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
Now 80 years old, T. Boone Pickens is a legendary figure in the business world. Known as the ''Oracle of Oil'' because of his uncanny ability to predict the direction of fuel prices, he built Mesa Petroleum, one of the largest independent oil companies in the United States, from a $2,500 investment. In the 1980s, Pickens became a household name when he executed a series of unsolicited buyout bids for undervalued oil companies, in the process reinventing the notion of shareholders' rights. Even
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
4.8 out of 5 stars with 229 reviews
For decades environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be?
The explanation is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives - their unique ability to
Taking on the Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller (Library Binder)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ean: 9781433212208, isbn: 143321220X,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 292 reviews
Long before the rise of mega-corporations like Wal-Mart and Microsoft, Standard Oil controlled the oil industry with a monopolistic force unprecedented in American business history. Undaunted by the ruthless power of its owner, John D. Rockefeller, a fearless and ambitious reporter named Ida Minerva Tarbell confronted the company known simply as ''The Trust.'' Through her peerless fact gathering and devastating prose, Tarbell pioneered the new practice of investigative journalism. Her shocking
The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
ean: 9781480596986, isbn: 1480596981,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 188 reviews
The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist).First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not only become a major source of energy, it is changing the way we use energy, and the energy we use. It is both a threat and a godsend for the environment, and it is leading the revival of manufacturing in the United States.A definitive narrative
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