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

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

by Greg Palast


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525952077
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.34(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Born in Los Angeles, he is a reporter for BBC Television's premier current affairs program, Newsnight. Palast lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

1 Goldfinger 1

2 Lady Baba-Land: The Islamic Republic of BP 43

3 Pig in the Pipeline 95

4 The Coon-Ass Riviera 125

5 The Cheese Smelled Funny So We Threw It in the Jungle 167

6 The Wizard of Ooze 181

7 My Home Is Now a Strange Place 205

8 We Figured Out Who Murdered Jake 253

9 The Sorcerer's Stone 269

10 Fukushima, Texas 287

11 Mr. Fairness 313

12 The Generalissimo of Globalization 321

13 Vultures' Picnic 363

14 Lots of Fish 389

Contact the Palast Investigative Team 395

Read, Listen, Interact… 397

Vultures' Picnic: An Investigative Comic Book Series 398

Watch This… 399

Acknowledgments 400

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Vultures' Picnic 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
RussellBurlingame More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
JerryColonna on LibraryThing 5 months ago
My first Palast book and it's a beaut. Even he's even half right about his investigations the world is screwed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Informative, fun to read, and a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can get past his bad humor the information is good and relevant to what is gping on today.
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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.
Mangiabene More than 1 year ago
Greg Palast is an excellent writer. Vulture's Picnic is both informative and riveting.
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Robert J. Henke More than 1 year ago
Not really