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Wasting Libby: The True Story of How the WR Grace Corporation Left a Montana Town to Die (and Got Away with It) (Counterpunch)
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ean: 9781849350174, isbn: 1849350175,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Wasting Libby chronicles decades of neglect by state and federal agencies, which allowed the Grace corporation to reap millions in profits from the largest vermiculite mine in the world, while knowingly exposing generations of Montana residents to fatal levels of asbestos-contaminated dust. Libby's story, which culminates in the 2009 criminal trial of the corporation's executives, is ultimately the tale of the families who fought Grace for justice, who refused to sacrifice their dignity even as

The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
BHP is part of Australia's DNA; but it remains an enigma. The Big Fella is the compelling story of how BHP and its partner Billiton rose from the humblest beginnings in the Australian Outback and on the Indonesian island of Belitung to starry heights on the great stock exchanges of the world. Based on more than 60 exclusive interviews, it rips away the superficial gloss to expose the political and industrial forces that really drive Big Business in the 21st century. In an investigative tour

Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range, 1915-2000
By Univ Of Minnesota Press
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ean: 9780816694303, isbn: 0816694303,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
Winner of the Midwestern History Association's 2016 Hamlin Garland Prize The Iron Range earned its name honestly: it was once among the world’s richest iron ore mining districts. The Iron Range propelled the U.S. steel industry in the late nineteenth century, and iron mining sustained generations in the region with work and a strong economy. But long before most other parts of the country faced the realities of industrial decline, Minnesota’s Iron Range was already striving to maintain

Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth
By Columbia Global Reports
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews
''A fascinating and revealing dive into the murky world of oil contracts that shape power and politics in Iraq.'' -- Loveday Morris, The Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chiefIraq sits on top of more than 140 billion barrels of oil, making it the owner of the world's fifth largest reserves. When the United States invaded in 2003, the Bush Administration promised that oil revenue would be used to rebuild and democratize the country. But fifteen years later, those dreams have been shattered. The

Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil
By Verso
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ean: 9781781681169, isbn: 1781681163,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental politics, the struggle for democracy, and the place of the Middle East in the modern world.  With the rise of coal power, the producers who oversaw its production acquired the ability to shut down energy systems, a threat they used to build the first

On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Turn on a switch and from the nearest bulb out pours light from . . . somewhere; turn on a faucet andwater appears. Wires, pipes, and roads support the lives we lead, but the average person doesn't know where they go or even how they work. In On the Grid, Scott Huler takes the time to understand the systems that sustain our way of life, starting from his own quarter of an acre in North Carolina and traveling as far as ancient Rome.Each chapter follows one element of infrastructure back to its

Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike
By Univ Of Minnesota Press
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
On June 2, 1916, forty mostly immigrant mineworkers at the St. James Mine in Aurora, Minnesota, walked off the job. This seemingly small labor disturbance would mushroom into one of the region’s, if not the nation’s, most contentious and significant battles between organized labor and management in the early twentieth century. Flames of Discontent tells the story of this pivotal moment and what it meant for workers and immigrants, mining and labor relations in Minnesota and beyond.Drawing

The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
''Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy.''― Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE''Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a bursting-at-the-seams chunk of America in the bargain.”― Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkA saga of family, fortune, faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king…In 1892, Bryan Mealer’s

Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City
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ean: 9780807029664, isbn: 0807029661,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
The People vs. Big Oil—how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their communityHome to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of one hundred thousand suffered from poverty, pollution, and poorly funded public services. It had one of the highest homicide rates per capita in the country and a jobless rate twice the national

Gold Fever: One Man's Adventures on the Trail of the Gold Rush
By Oneworld Publications
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ean: 9781780746968, isbn: 1780746962,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
“A freakishly charming travel memoir of a man just like you: intelligent, curious, motivated, fun, and intentionally positive. With those traits, zero gold-locating skills, and some huge balls, Boggan sets out on a humongous adventure: searching for gold in the American West. ”—Library Journal, ''Books for Dudes''After the Financial Crisis, the price of gold reached peaks never before seen in history. All over the world, particularly in the US, people with no experience of prospecting began

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
By Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ean: 9780374103118, isbn: 0374103119,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist.Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbors’ mailboxes, she

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