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Strohmeyer, Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska.

Strohmeyer, Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska.

Strohmeyer, John. Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska. First edition. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1993. 16 x 24cm. 287 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Strohmeyer recounts how the incredible influx of oil money from 1978 onwards created unprecedented opportunity for the state of Alaska. However, it also set in motion a wave of crisis and exploitation that still continues. Strohmeyer captures the plight of the state’s native peoples, thrust overnight into an economy that unmoored their traditional culture. He vividly conveys the engineering feats that built the pipeline and the union shenanigans that controlled its construction. He chronicles the stunning incompetence that resulted in – and followed – the Exxon Valdez spill. And he records a veritable catalog of corruption ‘Extreme Conditions’ is a portrait of a state intoxicated by enormous sums of money that distorted its unique character and fueled expectations of unparalleled grandiosity. [From dustjacket notes]

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Strohmeyer, Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska.
Strohmeyer, Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska.

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