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Mattathias Schwartz: BP’s Mafioso Tactics, 6 October 2011

Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP 
by Tom Bergin.
Random House, 294 pp., £12.99, July 2011, 978 1 84794 081 0
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A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher 
by Joel Achenbach.
Simon and Schuster, 276 pp., $25.99, April 2011, 978 1 4516 2534 9
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... me: ‘If you lose a man, send a few thousand pounds back to his village and it’s done with.’ Tom Bergin has spent more than a decade immersed in the oil and gas industry, first as an oil broker and later as Reuters’ reporter on the sector. In April 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, spilling almost five million ...

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