“A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —Booklist
Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes.
No one understands the frackers—their ambitions, personalities, and foibles—better than Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.
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I love this book. So informative about the oil and gas exploration to include the time, energy, money, joy and sadness that surrounds the game of chance.
Super book. I learned a lot and found a new appreciation for how much entrepreneurial innovation and experimentation went into fracking.
An education in the re-incarnation of the the Energy exploration entrepreneurs of this Decade.