By Antonia Juhasz
It is the biggest oil catastrophe in American heritage, and it might probably ensue back. it really is greater than a narrative of ruined shorelines, useless natural world, company spin, political machinations, and monetary fallout. it's a riveting human drama choked with humans whose lives will ceaselessly be outlined as "before" and "after the gulf oil disaster." Black Tide is the single ebook to inform this tale throughout the standpoint of individuals on each side of the disaster, from those that misplaced their lives, household, and livelihoods to people who made the rules that set the devastating occasion in movement, those that reduce the corners that placed company earnings over humans and the surroundings, and people who have devoted their lives to making sure that such an occasion isn't repeated.
Dramatic and compelling, Black Tide exposes the human failings and human rate of the biggest oil catastrophe in American historical past and the way it may possibly simply ensue again.
"We can't permit the BP catastrophe to be driven from public view the best way BP used chemical dispersants to conceal the oil. those impressive stories-of loss, heroism and culpability-are a shiny reminder that this disaster should be with us for many years, and that we have got no longer but made the adjustments essential to hinder destruction within the future."
-Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine: the increase of catastrophe Capitalism.
"It's demanding to visualize a greater individual to show free in this epochal catastrophe than Antonia Juhasz, along with her compassionate middle, brilliant prose, and wealthy services in either oil and monetary coverage. From oil-smeared shores, to the drilling rig's regulate room, to the large photograph of massive Oil and the governments they push round. it is not on the subject of catastrophe: it is a sequence of encounters with actual humans, from oceanographers to oyster-shuckers, striving to make issues correct. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and particularly important.
-Rebecca Solnit, writer of A Paradise inbuilt Hell: the extreme groups that come up in Disaster
Praise for The Tyranny of Oil
"Reminds us that those that do not examine the teachings of heritage are fated to copy its mistakes." -USA Today
"[A] well timed, blistering critique . . . white-hot" -Kirkus starred review
"[A] thorough, readable takedown of huge Oil." -Publishers Weekly
"Abrave, groundbreaking case research. . . . an exceptional first step towards precise strength independence is to learn this insightful book." -The Christian technology Monitor
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