Friday, September 30, 2011
End of the Month Still Life
I'm reading and reviewing Amanda Coyne and Tony Hopfinger's upcoming book, Crude Awakening. I've read more books about Alaska this year than any year since the late 1970s and early 1980s, when I was thinking of writing a historical book about Alaska myself. Crude Awakening is quite good, about how oil politics corrupted our policies, and how the playing out of that corruption led to openings for the opportunistic and often lucky Sarah Palin to advance her self-serving career.