The Frackers

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

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A lively, exciting, and definitelythought-provokingbook. Booklist Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters weredetermined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevronhad ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a fewyears, they solved America s dependence on imported energy, triggered a globalenvironmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes. No one understands the frackers their ambitions, personalities, and foibles betterthan Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drivesthis dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 35.56mm | 408.23g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1591847095
  • 9781591847090
  • 1,344,878

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"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 Pressshow more

About Gregory Zuckerman

Gregory Zuckerman is a specialwriter at The Wall Street Journal and authorof the New York Times bestseller The GreatestTrade Ever. He is a two-time winner of theGerald Loeb Award and a winner of the NewYork Press Club Journalism Award. He lives inNew Jersey with his wife and two sons."show more

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