The Frackers

The Frackers Summary

“A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —Booklist

Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes.

No one understands the frackers—their ambitions, personalities, and foibles—better than Wall Street Journalreporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.

Book Reviews


The frackers4 star

Pretty. Good45


The Frackers5 star

I love this book. So informative about the oil and gas exploration to include the time, energy, money, joy and sadness that surrounds the game of chance.55


The frackers5 star

Super book. I learned a lot and found a new appreciation for how much entrepreneurial innovation and experimentation went into fracking.55


CEO5 star

An education in the re-incarnation of the the Energy exploration entrepreneurs of this Decade.55


The Frackers ... Highly Recommended5 star

Great summary of who led the technology charge in the US...! A must read for industry novices and professionals!55


Frack On!5 star

Yes some of these "Frackers" became Billionaires but underlying is how important these risk tasking pioneers have changed America and the world for the Far Better!!!!! This book is an amazing insight into some brilliant Minds of the big dreamers....55


Great Book5 star

Fascinating look at an industry that has/will transform the world. It’s no less important than that. An “only in America” story.55

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