The Eskimo and the Oil Man

The Eskimo and the Oil Man : The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future

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Edward Itta, the 62-year-old mayor of Barrow, Alaska, is all that stands between Big Oil and an offshore deposit that the US Geologic Survey believes could rival Saudi Arabia. Peter Slaiby is a 45-year-old Vanderbilt University grad and a rising star at Shell thanks to his ability to win over locals from Brunei to Brazil. His latest mission is to build an offshore rig in the same ancestral waters where Itta still hunts whales in an open boat every spring. This dance between the lure of petrodollars and the old Eskimo ways is playing out against the backdrop of the melting of the polar ice cap, the opening of the Northwest Passage to shipping, and Russia making undersea land grabs close to the US border.show more

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  • CD-Audio
  • 132.08 x 144.78 x 38.1mm | 226.8g
  • Gildan Media Corporation
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged.
  • 1596598638
  • 9781596598638

About Bob Reiss

Bob Reiss is a New York based author and journalist, a former "Chicago Tribune" reporter and former correspondent for "Outside Magazine." His work has also appeared in "The Washington Post Magazine," "Smithsonian," "Parade," "Rolling Stone" and other national publications. Reiss has published 14 novels under both his own name and the pseudonym Ethan Black.show more