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New Yorker writer Steve Coll gives an in-dept look at the oil giant's evolution in 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power'

‘Private Empire’ delivers in-depth look at ExxonMobil’s evolution

In his weekly book review, Houston Chronicle business columnist Loren Steffy reviews New Yorker writer Steve Coll’s ‘Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power’.
Bob Reiss, author of "The Eskimo and the Oil Man," a book about Arctic oil exploration. (Photo: Bill Schmoker)

Q&A: Author talks challenges, compromises for Shell in Arctic

In “The Eskimo and the Oil Man,” author Bob Reiss tells the story of planned oil exploration in Arctic waters through the eyes of an Inupiat leader from the North Slope and Shell Alaska’s vice president. Reiss fields our questions about the book and what he learned during his research.