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ExxonMobil: From PR Disaster To Global Player

Jun 3, 2013

Steve Coll's 'Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power' wins the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year.
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The images of oil-coated animals on the beach after the Exxon Valdez oil spill rallied environmentalists, but the company has made quite the recovery since then.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we examine how the corporate giant recovered to become a central player on the world stage. Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll will discuss his new book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

Steve Coll is a senior fellow with the National Security Studies Program. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He previously spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent and senior editor at The Washington Post. He is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for his series with David A. Wise about the SEC and his book Ghost Wars.