Book Review: War of Shadows by Gershom Gorenberg
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / January 13, 2021

The book does a great job to taking a complex, and messy, narrative and shaping it for the reader to understand. It was amusing to read how an obscure, but genius, cryptographer working in a dank room had far reaching consequences on the other side of the world without anyone knowing about it.

Thoughts on: Private Empire by Steve Coll
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / May 9, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: Private Empire by Steve Coll on Blogcritics. About: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll is a non-fiction book about the influence ExxonMobil yields over world economy and politics. While the book has many aspects of the company’s agenda, whether it be science or politics, with clarity and zest. The pub­lisher is giv­ing away one copy of this book— use the form at the end of the post to enter. 704 pages Publisher: The Penguin Press HC Language: English ISBN-10: 1594203350 My rating for Private Empire – 5 Buy this book in paper or in elec­tronic format. More book by Steve Coll Thoughts: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll is a compelling book about one of the biggest, most powerful and influential American companies ever created. One aspect of this book is fascinating; the other is a disturbing to realize the sway a private entity has over the affairs of the union. Mr. Coll, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, quickly goes through the history of the company, from its inception by John D. Rockefeller as Standard Oil, through its break up by Trust Busters in 1911, the emergence of Exxon and the merger with Mobil Oil. Together with the…

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