Private Empire: Exxonmobil and American Power (Paperback)
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Short Description for Private Empire An "extraordinary" and "monumental" expos of Big Oil from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Coll ("The Washington Post"). In this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobilNthe largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States--he reveals the true extent of its power.
- Published: 28 May 2013
- Format: Paperback 685 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143123545 ISBN 10: 0143123548
- Sales rank: 59,269
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An "extraordinary" and "monumental" expose 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 Empire" pulls 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 Empire" is a defining portrait of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy.