Seller: simon-c.parker (31) 97%, Location: CN, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283633886453 PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE PURCHASING THIS IS AN E-BOOK IN PDF FORMAT Please Note:This is an electronic PDF of the book and not a paper copy that comesthrough the post. About Book Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take AllIn 2010, the words “earthquake swarm” entered the lexicon in Oklahoma. That same year, a trove of Michael Jackson memorabilia—including his iconic crystal-encrusted white glove—was sold at auction for over $1 million to a guy who was, officially, just the lowly forestry minister of the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. And in 2014, Ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president and found a zoo of peacocks, gilded toilets, and a floating restaurant modeled after a Spanish galleon. Unlikely as it might seem, there is a thread connecting these events, and Rachel Maddow follows it to its crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry.With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election. She deftly 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 West’s most important alliances, and the United States. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, most notably ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson. 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.”Blowout is a call to contain the lion: to stop subsidizing the wealthiest businesses on earth, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world’s most destructive industry and its enablers. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, “Democracy either wins this one or disappears.” Payments and Shipping We accept PayPal Free shipping to all Countries we ship within 24 hours after receiving payment ***** What is an E Book? ******** An eBook is an electronic book, one you read digitally on your computer, laptop screen or on devices called eBook readers. You will find them in various formats and until the industry has a standard accessible in all devices these various formats will exist. PDF format is a popular format for eBooks. All platforms are able to gain access and read PDF formatting. So regardless if you have a PC or Mac, you are in business! PDF requires the Acrobat Reader but this software comes on many new computers and if not included, it's a free downloaded from Adobe website. FEEDBACK We maintain high standards of excellence and strive for 100% customer satisfaction! We greatly appreciate your POSITIVE feedback. Please do NOT leave negative feedback without any contact. We request that you contact us immediately BEFORE you give us negative feedback. Contact us Our goal is to make sure you are a happy buyer and pleasant shopping with us. Please email us before leaving any 1 or 2 ratings, negative feedback or open any ebay or paypal dispute. We understand the concerns and frustrations you might have, and will do our endeavor to resolve the issues. Please give us the opportunity to resolve any problem. We are handling large emails every day. Please allow us to reply your email within 42hrs.(Monday-Sunday ) If you do not receive our reply, please kindly re-sent your email and we will reply to you as soon as possible. Serious Buyer Only! Please place bid only if you agree with all the terms. Condition: Like New, Condition: Please Note:This is an electronic PDF of the book and not a paper copy that comesthrough the post.