Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Explosion Aboard the Deepwater Horizon
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Date: March 2011
Duration: 8 hours 23 minutes
'A phenomenal feat of journalism. . . . I tore through it like a novel but with the queasy knowledge that the whole damn thing is true.' -Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm and War
Blending exclusive first-person interviews and penetrating investigative reporting, oil rig captain John Konrad and veteran Washington Post writer Tom Shroder give the definitive, white-knuckled account of the Deepwater Horizon explosion-as well as a riveting insider's view of the byzantine culture of offshore drilling that made the disaster inevitable. As the world continues to cope with the oil spill's grim aftermath-with environmental and economic consequences all the more dire in a region still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina-Konrad and Schroder's real-time account of the disaster shows us just where things went wrong, and points the way to a safer future for us all.