Maya Rao - Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier'
Maya Rao joins QRB to discuss her new book: GREAT AMERICAN OUTPOST.
When the Bakken Oilfield in North Dakota was rumored to produce profits of $17,000 a month for a single oil man, a Gold Rush-style flood of capitalists rushed in. Journalist Maya Rao, described as part-Barbara Ehrenreich, part-Upton Sinclair has written an expose that reads like a frontier novel, exploring the transformation of a rural community inundated by outsiders hustling for profit. Her narrative focuses on a surfer from the Outer Banks, and many other people from the Carolinas and Southern states, who went to North Dakota in search of better opportunities, but often experienced devastating outcomes.
Date & Time
May 30, 2018
7:00PM - 8:00PM