• The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

    The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters (Paperback) By (author) Gregory Zuckerman

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    Description"A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book." --"Booklist" Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America's dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes. No one understands the frackers--their ambitions, personalities, and foibles--better than "Wall Street Journal "reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.


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    Title
    The Frackers
    Subtitle
    The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Zuckerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591847090
    ISBN 10: 1591847095
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    DC22: B
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    DC21: 338.76223382
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070040
    BIC subject category V2: KNB
    Abridged Dewey: 333
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: KJZ
    Thema V1.0: KNB, DNB, KJZ
    Publisher
    PORTFOLIO
    Imprint name
    PORTFOLIO
    Publication date
    28 October 2014
    Author Information
    Gregory Zuckerman is a special writer at "The Wall Street Journal "and author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Greatest ""Trade Ever." He is a two-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award and a winner of the New York Press Club Journalism Award. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons.
    Review quote
    "Zuckerman's fast-paced, densely interesting The Frackers is the first book to tell the stories of the obstinate, ravenous, methodical, sometimes rascally oil executives of the recent boom. By focusing on people instead of trends, it gets to the heart of why the United States is once again the largest supplier of oil and gas in the world." --The New Republic "Told with care and precision and a deep understanding of finance and corporate politics as well as oil and geology." -- Bryan Burrough, The New York Times "Fans of the lively, character-driven nonfiction of writers like Kurt Eichenwald and Ben Mezrich should welcome this book with open arms . . . A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book" --Booklist "A fascinating study of American entrepreneurial culture and the modern robber barons who succeeded in creating an energy revolution." --Kirkus "Lovers of business and capitalism will appreciate The Frackers, ... Zuckerman has done valuable and timely reporting on the men and independent companies that created the shale boom." --Associated Press