Vultures' Picnic Deluxe: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

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An enhanced eBook featuring fifteen videos from investigative reporter Greg Palast’s globetrotting, Sam Spade-style investigation—including extraordinary footage of pre-dawn stake-outs of billionaire financial vultures, narrowly avoiding prison in Azerbaijan (shot with a spy-pen camera), exploring the inside a whale carcass in the Arctic and trekking deep in the Amazon rainforest. Watch as Palast connects the dots of corruption between the oil ...
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Overview

An enhanced eBook featuring fifteen videos from investigative reporter Greg Palast’s globetrotting, Sam Spade-style investigation—including extraordinary footage of pre-dawn stake-outs of billionaire financial vultures, narrowly avoiding prison in Azerbaijan (shot with a spy-pen camera), exploring the inside a whale carcass in the Arctic and trekking deep in the Amazon rainforest. Watch as Palast connects the dots of corruption between the oil industry, the financial sector, and the government.

On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men and spilling million of barrels of crude oil into the water. Days later, a confidential cable arrives on investigative reporter Greg Palast’s desk from a terrified insider. He has the real, hushed-up facts of the disaster––facts that can only be found buried in the files of a Central Asian dictatorship.

Taking him and his team of journalist-detectives from the streets of Baku, where Palast searches for a brown valise full of millions, to a small Eskimo village where he hears first hand of the depth of deceit and heartbreaking environmental devastation, to a burnt out nuclear reactor in Japan to Chevron's operations in the Amazon jungle, Vultures’ Picnic charts the course of Palast’s quest to bring the truth of the BP disaster to light. Along the way, we see the many other crimes perpetrated by the energy giants of the worlds, the banks that fund their lies, and the governments that turn a blind eye.

Like a page-turning spy thriller, full of mystery, intrigue, and featuring a reporter with the guts to get arrested, chase down insiders, or stakeout a Vulture in the still of a winter morning, Vultures’ Picnic is pulp non-fiction at its best. It’s a journey into the corrupt heart of Big Oil, and behind it, Bigger Finance, exposing once and for all the corporate vultures that feed on the weak, and poison our planet.

An enhanced eBook featuring fifteen videos from investigative reporter Greg Palast’s globetrotting, Sam Spade-style investigation—including extraordinary footage of pre-dawn stake-outs of billionaire financial vultures, narrowly avoiding prison in Azerbaijan (shot with a spy-pen camera), exploring the inside a whale carcass in the Arctic and trekking deep in the Amazon rainforest. Watch as Palast connects the dots of corruption between the oil industry, the financial sector, and the government.



On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven men and spilling million of barrels of crude oil into the water. Days later, a confidential cable arrives on investigative reporter Greg Palast’s desk from a terrified insider. He has the real, hushed-up facts of the disaster––facts that can only be found buried in the files of a Central Asian dictatorship.



Taking him and his team of journalist-detectives from the streets of Baku, where Palast searches for a brown valise full of millions, to a small Eskimo village where he hears first hand of the depth of deceit and heartbreaking environmental devastation, to a burnt out nuclear reactor in Japan to Chevron's operations in the Amazon jungle, Vultures’ Picnic charts the course of Palast’s quest to bring the truth of the BP disaster to light. Along the way, we see the many other crimes perpetrated by the energy giants of the worlds, the banks that fund their lies, and the governments that turn a blind eye.



Like a page-turning spy thriller, full of mystery, intrigue, and featuring a reporter with the guts to get arrested, chase down insiders, or stakeout a Vulture in the still of a winter morning, Vultures’ Picnic is pulp non-fiction at its best. It’s a journey into the corrupt heart of Big Oil, and behind it, Bigger Finance, exposing once and for all the corporate vultures that feed on the weak, and poison our planet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101551219
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 386,976
  • File size: 601 MB
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  • Posted November 8, 2011

    highly recommended

    Greg Palast has been exposing these sorts of people and how they destroy our lives for a long time. our complacent middle class should read this guys books and understand who the real enemy is

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    POOR Description of book.

    A one sentence rehash of the title does not describe the book. I will ignore Nook's recommendation until and unless this book's content and approach are described in reasonable detail.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Seams like the reviews are written by the authir and/or publisher.

    The reviesw so far all looked too polished. The average person reading this book wouldn't use the word revitting to describe rhe book. If your going to write your own reviews, you should at least try to not sound like the author. Also, virtually all the reviews are from annonymous people. I am interested in the subject matter, however, I am VERY skeptical about purchasing a book with trumped up reviews.

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