The Resource Great American outpost : dreamers, mavericks, and the making of an oil frontier, Maya Rao

Great American outpost : dreamers, mavericks, and the making of an oil frontier, Maya Rao

Label
Great American outpost : dreamers, mavericks, and the making of an oil frontier
Title
Great American outpost
Title remainder
dreamers, mavericks, and the making of an oil frontier
Statement of responsibility
Maya Rao
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A surreal, lyrical work of narrative nonfiction that portrays how the largest domestic oil discovery in half a century transformed a forgotten corner of the American West into a crucible of breakneck capitalism. As North Dakota became the nation's second-largest oil producer, Maya Rao set out in steel-toe boots to join a wave of drifters, dreamers, entrepreneurs, and criminals. With an eye for the dark, absurd, and humorous, Rao fearlessly immersed herself in their world to chronicle this modern-day gold rush, from its heady beginnings to OPEC's price war against the US oil industry. She rode shotgun with a surfer-turned-truck driver braving toxic fumes and dangerous roads, dined with businessmen disgraced during the financial crisis, and reported on everyone in between-including an ex-con YouTube celebrity, a trophy wife mired in scandal, and a hard-drinking British Ponzi schemer-in a social scene so rife with intrigue that one investor called the oilfield Peyton Place on steroids. As the boom receded, a culture of greed and recklessness left troubling consequences for investors and longtime residents. Empty trailers and idle oil equipment littered the fields like abandoned farmsteads, leaving the pioneers who built this unlikely civilization to reckon with their legacy. Part Barbara Ehrenreich, part Upton Sinclair, Great American Outpost is a sobering exploration of twenty-first-century America that reads like a frontier novel."--Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rao, Maya
Dewey number
338.27282
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TN872.N9
LC item number
R26 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oil fields
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Natural Resource Extraction
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • North Dakota
Label
Great American outpost : dreamers, mavericks, and the making of an oil frontier, Maya Rao
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Streetlights
  • A fugitive at the border
  • Edge of the world
  • Free market rhapsody.
  • The sheer emptiness of it
  • Nobody lives here
  • Evolution
  • Empire of junk
  • Right-minded people
  • Capitalism is legal
  • The advancement of man.
  • A great steaming pile of money
  • Ballad of La Bruta
  • Of riches and reality.
  • The dinner party
  • Peyton Place on the plains
  • Deal junkies
  • Going to war
  • The derrick goes sideways
  • $100 oil to $1 beer
  • Nat Geo's in town
  • Introduction
  • Fracking hell
  • Trials of civilization.
  • Wasteland
  • The perils at twenty feet -- Pipelining blues
  • You chose oil over us
  • Exodus
  • Bile of the subterranean
  • Frigid despair
  • This is your treasure
  • I should be dead
  • Tales at the water depot
  • Beyond the eyes of Roosevelt
  • The wild bison
  • Williston Brewing Company
  • Great American scam
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781610396462
Lccn
2017044028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000584368
  • 832746
  • (OCoLC)on1000584368
  • 832746
Label
Great American outpost : dreamers, mavericks, and the making of an oil frontier, Maya Rao
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Streetlights
  • A fugitive at the border
  • Edge of the world
  • Free market rhapsody.
  • The sheer emptiness of it
  • Nobody lives here
  • Evolution
  • Empire of junk
  • Right-minded people
  • Capitalism is legal
  • The advancement of man.
  • A great steaming pile of money
  • Ballad of La Bruta
  • Of riches and reality.
  • The dinner party
  • Peyton Place on the plains
  • Deal junkies
  • Going to war
  • The derrick goes sideways
  • $100 oil to $1 beer
  • Nat Geo's in town
  • Introduction
  • Fracking hell
  • Trials of civilization.
  • Wasteland
  • The perils at twenty feet -- Pipelining blues
  • You chose oil over us
  • Exodus
  • Bile of the subterranean
  • Frigid despair
  • This is your treasure
  • I should be dead
  • Tales at the water depot
  • Beyond the eyes of Roosevelt
  • The wild bison
  • Williston Brewing Company
  • Great American scam
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781610396462
Lccn
2017044028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1000584368
  • 832746
  • (OCoLC)on1000584368
  • 832746

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