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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529113204
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

Blowout

Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth




A ground-breaking investigation into the oil and gas industry, international corruption and world politics

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Oil.

Corrupt? Yes.
Unimaginably lucrative? Of course.
But, the enemy of democracy?

Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we've never seen it before, as told by America's most incisive political journalist, Rachel Maddow. A blackly comic journey from Washington to Siberia, to deep within the earth's crust and the icy Arctic seas, it reveals is not just the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas but why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.

This is our final wake-up call: to stop subsidizing oil and gas, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world's most destructive industry before it destroys our democracy

'It takes enormous talent to balance brutal honesty with scorching wit. Rachel Maddow has it in spades... Each page in Blowout is a revelation into the depth of corruption and greed that is infused into the international economy' David Lammy, MP

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529113204
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow is host of the Emmy Award-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, as well as the author of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, a number one New York Times bestseller. Maddow received a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University and earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts.

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Praise for Blowout

[Rachel Maddow] may be a popular, progressive news-and-commentary anchor on MSNBC, but it's not to be forgotten that she holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford and seems to devour whole libraries of data before breakfast each day... Expect a tweetstorm as Maddow's indictment of a corrupt industry finds readers - and it deserves many

Kirkus Reviews

Fulminating comes easy to Rachel Maddow. What sets her apart from other serial fulminators is that she does it with facts - and sardonic wit

Washington Post

All fans of Maddow, and even her detractors, will learn something new from this highly readable yet impressively detailed book. Anyone interested in the covert deals that change the nature of the global environmental and political landscape will devour. A must-have for all collections

Library Journal

Radiates zing, intelligence, and black humour. Much like its author

In Style

It takes enormous talent to balance brutal honesty with scorching wit. Rachel Maddow has it in spades; exposing the truth about how the fossil fuel industry threatens our existence both as a democratic people and as an entire species. Each page in Blowout is a revelation into the depth of corruption and greed that is infused into the international economy. We should be grateful that Maddow has found herself on the frontline of resistance

David Lammy, MP

Blowout is a compelling read, fuelled by righteous anger and anecdotes that would be utterly unbelievable were they not documented

Kieran Pender, Literary Review

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