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Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power From twice Pulitzer Prize winning author Steve Coll comes Private Empire, winner of the FT GOLDMAN SACHS BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD The oil giant ExxonMobil makesmoney annually than the GDP of most countries has greater sway than US embassies abroad and spendson lobbying than any other corporation Yet to outsiders it is a mystery In Private Empire, award winning reporter Steve Coll tells the truth about the world s most powerful and shadowy companyFrom the Exxon Valdez accident into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, via Moscow, the swamps of the Niger Delta and the halls of Congress, he reveals a story of dictators, oligarchs, civil war, blackmail, secrecy and ruthlessness Drawing on hundreds of interviews and newly declassified documents, this is a chilling portrait of unchecked powerReviewsMagisterial a revealing history of our time New York Review of Books Meticulous, multi angled and valuable Coll s prose sweeps the earth like an Imax camera Dwight Garner, The New York Times Jaw dropping reading Kirkus Reviews The definitive work on its subject at every stop there are vivid anecdotes, sharp insights and telling details Ed Crooks, Financial TimesAbout the author Steve Coll is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Bin Ladens He is president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, DC and a staff writer for The New Yorker He won a Pulitzer prize for explanatory journalism while working at the Washingon Post He is the author of six other books, including the bestseller Ghost Wars, which won him a second Pulitzer prize He lives in Washington and New York

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  • Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
  • Steve Coll
  • 09 October 2019
  • 0718194470

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