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Great American Outpost
- Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier
- By: Maya Rao
- Narrated by: Ellen Archer
- Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
A lyrical work of narrative nonfiction that portrays how the largest domestic oil discovery in half a century transformed a forgotten corner of the American West into a crucible of breakneck capitalism. As North Dakota became the nation's second-largest oil producer, Maya Rao set out in steel-toe boots to join a wave of drifters, dreamers, entrepreneurs, and criminals. With an eye for the dark, absurd, and humorous, Rao fearlessly immersed herself in their world to chronicle this modern-day gold rush, from its heady beginnings to OPEC's price war against the US oil industry.
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Regular price: $29.65