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Includes a profile ofÃÂ current Secretary of State andÃÂ former chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson
In this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobilÃ¢ÂÂthe largest and most powerful private corporation in the United StatesÃ¢ÂÂSteve Coll reveals the true extent of its power. Private Empire pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporationÃ¢ÂÂs recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The action spans the globeÃ¢ÂÂfeaturing kidnapping cases, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles at the KremlinÃ¢ÂÂand the narrative is driven by larger-than-life characters, including corporate legend Lee Ã¢ÂÂIron AssÃ¢ÂÂ Raymond, ExxonMobilÃ¢ÂÂs chief executive until 2005, and current chairman and chief executive Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nomination for Secretary of State. A penetrating, news-breaking study, Private Empire is a defining portrait of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy.
Steve Coll's new bookÃÂ Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016ÃÂ will be published in February 2018.
About: An âextraordinaryâ and âmonumentalâ exposÃ© of Big Oil from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner SteveÂ Coll (The Washington Post)Includes a profile ofÂ current Secretary of State andÂ former chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil, Rex TillersonIn this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobilâthe largest and most powerful private corporation in the United StatesâSteve Coll reveals the true extent of its power.
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