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Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    Palast's Magnum Opus

    After nearly a decade spent building a public persona based around (apt) comparisons to Same Spade, BBC journalist Greg Palast has finally given us a book that provides a plot and supporting characters to match. In this hard-to-put-down work of pulp nonfiction, Palast's heroes are journalists, researchers, photographers and whistleblowers and his villains are the villains of tomorrow's headlines. As with Palast's previous work, where he was ahead of the pitch on Kenneth Lay and BP, the vulture's and their ilk are sure to finally catch the attention of the mainstream media in another couple of years, after Palast has made their methods transparent and they've committed one or two more grievous offenses.

    The book also provides a fascinating look into the inner workings of a committed investigative team, with Palast's office and staff laid bare and nothing off-limits...except sources told him in confidence. How do you become one of our generation's most important investigative journalists? Many of Palast's tricks are on display here for all to see. We'll see how many copies of this book sell to the tric\ksters he's pursuing in hopes of staying one step ahead of the next investigator on their trail.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Should be required American adult reading

    Once I picked up on the "style" of Palast's latest work I couldn't put it down. If you're looking for a true investigative reporter, look no further. The FACT the man has to work overseas says it all about the corporate thievery of America and it's great middle class! This is a true bipartisan indictment of America's political leaders and their subservience to "big oil" and the "liberal media." This book puts a lot of pieces into the puzzle I've been trying to figure out for several years now!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Great!

    It was one of the most fun to read books i've ever read. With lots of great info. Somewhat sad at times, seeing what is happening to our world. It is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Good book.

    Informative, fun to read, and a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Hard to read but informative

    If you can get past his bad humor the information is good and relevant to what is gping on today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    The truth uncoverd

    Greg takes you around the globe in this book and exposes the oil,nuclear power and financial industry.upton sinclaires book the jungle and this book proves why government regulation are so important.

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Greg Palast is an excellent writer. Vulture's Picnic is both informative and riveting.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Not bad

    Not really

    0 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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