Black Tide

Black Tide

The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

Book - 2011
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A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the gulf

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as ""before"" and ""after the gulf oil disaster."" Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners that put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated.

Dramatic and compelling, Black Tide exposes the human failings and human cost of the largest oil disaster in American history and how it could easily happen again.


""We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories-of loss, heroism and culpability-are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future.""
-Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

""It's hard to imagine a better person to turn loose on this epochal disaster than Antonia Juhasz, with her compassionate heart, vivid prose, and rich expertise in both oil and economic policy. From oil-smeared beaches, to the drilling rig's control room, to the big picture of Big Oil and the governments they push around. It's not just about disaster: it's a series of encounters with real people, from oceanographers to oyster-shuckers, striving to make things right. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and incredibly important.
-Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster

Praise for The Tyranny of Oil

""Reminds us that those who don't learn the lessons of history are fated to repeat its mistakes."" -USA Today

""[A] timely, blistering critique . . . white-hot"" -Kirkus starred review

""[A] thorough, readable takedown of Big Oil."" -Publishers Weekly

""Abrave, groundbreaking case study. . . . A good first step toward true energy independence is to read this insightful book."" -The Christian Science Monitor



Baker & Taylor
Examines the largest oil spill in American history through the perspective of people on all sides of the disaster, from key players like BP's former CEO and industry lobbyists, to family members of those who perished on the Deepwater Horizon.

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A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the gulf

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, corporate spin, political machinations, and financial fallout. It is a riveting human drama filled with people whose lives will forever be defined as ""before"" and ""after the gulf oil disaster.""Black Tide is the only book to tell this story through the perspective of people on all sides of the catastrophe, from those who lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to those who made the policies that set the devastating event in motion, those who cut the corners that put corporate profits over people and the environment, and those who have committed their lives to ensuring that such an event is never repeated.

Dramatic and compelling, Black Tide exposes the human failings and human cost of the largest oil disaster in American history and how it could easily happen again.


""We cannot allow the BP disaster to be pushed from public view the way BP used chemical dispersants to hide the oil. These remarkable stories-of loss, heroism and culpability-are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades, and that we have not yet made the changes necessary to prevent destruction in the future.""
-Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

""It's hard to imagine a better person to turn loose on this epochal disaster than Antonia Juhasz, with her compassionate heart, vivid prose, and rich expertise in both oil and economic policy. From oil-smeared beaches, to the drilling rig's control room, to the big picture of Big Oil and the governments they push around. It's not just about disaster: it's a series of encounters with real people, from oceanographers to oyster-shuckers, striving to make things right. Black Tide is riveting, infuriating, and incredibly important.
-Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster

Praise for The Tyranny of Oil

""Reminds us that those who don't learn the lessons of history are fated to repeat its mistakes."" -USA Today

""[A] timely, blistering critique . . . white-hot"" -Kirkus starred review

""[A] thorough, readable takedown of Big Oil."" -Publishers Weekly

""Abrave, groundbreaking case study. . . . A good first step toward true energy independence is to read this insightful book."" -The Christian Science Monitor



Baker
& Taylor

Examines the largest oil spill in American history through the perspective of people on all sides of the disaster, from such key players as BP's former CEO and industry lobbyists, to family members of those who perished on the Deepwater Horizon.

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2011
ISBN: 9780470943373
Characteristics: ix, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Jan 04, 2014

OK, but so what? The obvious question: who actually owns BP? Why are the obvious, most logical, and simple questions forever beyond "professional activist," Ms. Juhasz? Always jousting at those monolithic oil corporations, but never, ever getting down to the nitty gritty. Why the big mystery? (Historically, the owners were/are (?) the Rockefeller, Mellon and Rothschild families owning half, with the other half owned by the U.K. government (which poses the questions, exactly who within the British government?) This is akin to the simpleton thinking of a tenant, forever railing against his apartment building, without an inkling or least bit of curiousity as to who actually owns his or her apartment? Prattle, on, Ms. Juhasz, forever failing to accomplish anything (but perhaps that is her ultimate goal)? Even you, Ms. Juhasz, must finally comprehend that there is a reason the same fellow is always appointed as the one "to dispense the money" - - Kenneth Feinberg?. This is akin to the militant ignorance of the American voter ignoring the fact that the same groups of people, from the same PR corporation, advised the candidates, regardless whether republican or democratic.

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PeonyPeeps
Jul 25, 2012

This book is an excellent read for all leaders, present and future. We must not hide from our mistakes, but learn from them by accepting the truth about the factors that lead up to this disaster.

I am afraid that it will be all too forgotten because of the attempts of both government and oil companies to minimize the real environmental impact of such a disaster.

I implore the prime minister, his/her cabinet, the premiers and all government and corporate leaders to read this book. I implore Oprah Winfrey to read this book. I implore President Barack Obama to read this book. It's an easy read, well-written because it's subject is so intriguing.

It must never happen again, and I hope our governmental leaders set their standards higher for safety and environmental protection. None of this "world-leading practices for land and marine oil spill response". How about world-leading practices and investment in technologies for oil spill PREVENTION? How does that saying go? "An ounce of prevention...?" Is it worth billions in reparations and fines?

I implore us all to be good stewards of our fellow people, and our environment. I am anxious because I do not see oil companies being required to re-invest their profits into prevention of oil spills and protection of lives.

Please read this one. For the sake of our future generations.

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