Your cart

Close

Total AUD

Checkout

Imprint

  • Bold Type Books

Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska

Amanda Coyne, Tony Hopfinger

Write Review

Rated 0

Prose: non-fiction, Economics

Crude Awakening is the rollicking story of politics in America's last frontier and oil province- Alaska, the nation's most wild and mysterious state, where politics and oil blurred on the day wildcatters struck it big in 1968. Living in a northern Never Land, where oil companies and the federal government kept the state living high and wild, a handful of players ran the show. Among them were the late Sen. Ted Stevens and oilman Bill Allen, the Tony Soprano of Alaska who controlled the political machine until the FBI arrived to root out corruption, only to be accused of playing as dirty as those they were investigating. These characters and events paved the way for Sarah Palin's rise to fame and fall from glory in Alaska. Authors Amanda Coyne and Tony Hopfinger chart the epic tale of these three characters, set in a state of soaring hopes, fading dreams, drying oil fields and an uncertain future.

Read More Read Less

Readers also viewed

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay