This is a very good look at the recent history of the United States and how it is influenced by the oil and gas industry. However, it lacks some of the incisive syntheses of Maddow's previous book. Much of it is revelatory reporting, rather than sharp analysis to which we have become accustomed from this TV personality/reporter. Blame the author of KOCHLAND and a few others who have appeared on Maddow's show. they have to some extent, stolen her thunder.