[E–pub/E–book] Great American Outpost

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  • Great American Outpost
  • Maya Rao
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  • 02 July 2019
  • 9781610396462

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Great American Outpost Download ´ 2 0 shots of cognac as authorities started to catch on that his housing developments were part of a worldwide Ponzi schemePart Barbara Ehrenreich part Upton Sinclair this is an on the ground narrative of capitalism and industrialization as a rural insular community transformed into a colony of outsiders hustling for profit a sobering exploration of twenty first century America that reads like a frontier nov. I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher The story of the twenty first century gold rush to the gas and oil fields of North Dakota and of the migrants criminals and oil barons willing to do whatever it takes to cash inThe word was that you could earn 17000 a month in the Bakken Oil Field of North Dakota So they flooded in the pioneers outcasts dreamers failures drifters deadbeats profiteers and felons And so did Maya Rao a journalist from neighboring Minnesota who in 2015 embedded herself in the surreal new American frontierWith an eye for the dark humorous and absurd Rao set out in steel toe boots to chronicle the largest oil boom since the 1968 discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay Alaska reporting from truck stops oil tanks and North Dakota barsPart Barbara Ehrenreich part Upton Sinclair this is an on the ground narrative of capitalism and industrialization as a rural insular community transformed into a colony of outsiders hustling for profit a sobering exploration of twenty first century America that reads like a frontier novelI have family that moved to North Dakota in search of the dream much like those who went to the Yukon Goldrush and the Goldrush in California all hoping to become millionbillionaires just like that family in the awful TV show Oil The oil is there as is everyone trying to make money off of the workers many live in drafty cold FEMA like trailers and are bombarded with high prices everywhere around them from everything to the grocery store to the prostitutes BUT THEY CAN AFFORD IT This is not new news just ask anyone who lives in Fort McMurray Alberta Canada and has these problems around them young men making money hand over fist and very little to do but drink and watch strippers there to make THEIR fortune Greed is not always good and Maya Rao the author brings that out in a wonderfully written book that at times made me shake my head and wonder if it was actually a novel I was reading Five stars for sure

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Great American Outpost Download ´ 2 For the dark humorous and absurd Rao set out in steel toed boots to chronicle the largest oil boom since the 1968 discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay Alaska Businessmen turned up to restart their careers after bankruptcy or fraud allegations from the financial crisis An ex con found his niche as a YouTube celebrity exposing the underside of oilfield life A high rolling Englishman blew investors’ money on 40. The Great American Outpost is a scattershot memoir of the North Dakota fracking oil boom and its impact on local residentsIn 2011 the first horizontal fracking oil well was drilled in North Dakota What followed totally changed the laid back farming vibe of the state Out of state workers flooded the area in search of unskilled and truck driving jobs paying upwards of 150000 a year Many were criminals drunks andor avoiding their child support orders The jails were so full they had to take criminals to Montana to house them With so many large trucks on the road locals were dying regularly in traffic accidents Enterprising locals upped their food prices over 100% Housing was scarce One English con man scammed international investors with a resident hotel Ponzi schemeWhile somewhat interesting the Great American Outpost didn t hold my interest throughout It needed some editing to mine a coherent plot from its episodic stories of North Dakota s oil rush 3 starsThanks to the publisher Public AffairsPerseus Books and NetGalley for an advanced copy

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Great American Outpost Download ´ 2 The story of a twenty first century American frontier–where the free market reigns supreme as profiteers rush to develop a massive new oilfieldThe word was that you could earn 17000 a month in the Bakken Oilfield of North Dakota So they flooded in the profiteers deadbeats ex cons dreamers and doers And so too did Maya Rao a journalist who embedded herself in the surreal new American frontierWith an eye. In this stunning masterpiece debut Great American Outpost Dreamers Mavericks and The Making of an Oil Frontier author journalist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune Maya Rao tells the extraordinary story of the North Dakota Bakken Oil Boom 2010 2015 that centered in the city of Williston ND At the peak of the boom the area filled with thousands of new arrivals and has often been compared to the 1849 San Francisco Gold Rush The Dakota badlands in the Bakken formation contain the largest oil reserves in the US after TexasWith the price of oil selling for 10000 a barrel oil fracking was used to extract oil from the bowels of the earth each frack was serviced by one to five million gallons of water Fresh water was hauled in and salt toxin water hauled out About 2300 truck loads were reuired to service each operating oil well Unfortunately investigators found cases of illegal waste water and other forms of disposal which was forbidden by state and federal regulations Corporate oil companies were fined fees were paid etc However polluted portions of the land were inhabitable and destroyed for future generations Large semi s and industrial trucks clogged Hwy 85 through Williston and traffic accidents resulting in many deaths were common The entire area was changing so rapidly with all kinds of construction from man camps RV and mobile home parks strip malls tavernsbars gas with service stations and every form of business to accommodate the influx of people arriving from around the globe All forms of services food and lodging were offered at exorbitant costs With the unrelenting sub zero winter temperatures snow the wind chill factor of the badlands life was brutal for those living in their cars or small trailers unable to afford basic shelterAt the height of the boom the urban research and civil engineering staff were unable to accurately map population growth Maya was stunned at the level of criminal activity A charming British con man disappeared with a fortune stolen from investors from Singapore and other locations abroad calls went unanswered investigative authorities were unable to trace or find him A well regarded business woman was arrested sent to prison for operating drug ring based out of multiple locations and states Maya rode in a tanker the driver offered to teach her to drive a truck and get her CDL Commercial Driver s License so she could get a land a well paying job at about 80000 per year The experienced oil field workers arrived from Texas and Oklahoma they were roughnecks wildcatters tool pushers drillers the work was demanding dangerous and very hard Most of the men were single respectable and responsible fatherhood was typically measured by child support payments of sons and daughters the men seldom heard from or didn t know In 2015 with a global surplus of oil the barrels of crude oil prices began a rapid decline Corporate oil companies were turning towards pipelines over using truck transport This would raise serious environmental concerns that are still being addressed Workers began leaving Williston as uickly as they had arrived This culturally outstanding work accurately portrays a boom and bust cycle of an all American town events and people daring enough to risk everything they had for a better way of life With much appreciation and thanks to Hachette Book Group via NetGalley for the DDC for the purpose of review Kiss of Flame The Dragons Virgin Tribute #1 embedded herself in the surreal new American frontierWith an Tyrant eye. 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