Reviews of Black Tide

Book Review: Black Tide
By Susan Lamont, Sonoma County Peace Press
December 31st, 2011
“Antonia brings together the stories of hundreds of people – those who worked on the platform, fishermen and women, families of those who died, government regulators, industry, government and independent scientists, elected officials, the gamut….[She] lays out the facts and figures to reveal the unprecedented influence of oil money on our elected representatives – representatives who represent the oil industry, instead of the people.”

One year later, Deepwater Horizon still spreads trouble.
By Bond Huberman, Crosscut
April 30th, 2011
“Thoroughly reported in a remarkably short amount of time, this book cleanly pieces together what must be the closest any layman can come to a firsthand account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and a comprehensive overview of the spill’s aftereffects in the communities that remain along the Gulf Coast.”

The Deepwater Horizon Disaster in Book Form
By Kate Sheppard, Mother Jones
April 22nd, 2011
“Antonia Juhasz’s Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill…pulls together many of the strings of the story of what really happened on April 20 in a way that’s both engaging and informative.”

Writings from the black hole
The Economist
April 22nd, 2011
“To look at the disaster as an outcome of America’s historic enthusiasm for oil production—in the 19th century the distinction between petroleum oil and whale oil in some markets was simply the adjective “American”—turn to “Blowout in the Gulf”, though the book’s claim that Deepwater Horizon says a great deal about the future of energy in America is something of a stretch. Antonia Juhasz’s “Black Tide” seems to get closer to the truth when she bemoans the fact that, as yet, Deepwater Horizon does not look like changing all that much in Washington, DC.”

Women and the Gulf Oil Spill, One Year Later
By Megan Shank, Ms. Magazine
April 18th, 2011
“In her masterfully reported book Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, author Antonia Juhasz demonstrates the systematic failures that led to the BP oil spill, uncovers the tragedy’s environmental impact and explores the direction policy and popular opinion have taken in the year since the disaster–a direction, Juhasz powerfully argues, largely steered by unprecedented, unhampered oil industry lobbying.”

No Shortage of Books on Oil Spill
By Julie Bosman, The New York Times
July 20th, 2010
“Stephen S. Power, a senior editor at Wiley, sought out Antonia Juhasz, the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry — and What We Must Do to Stop It, and commissioned her to write on the human tragedy. “Agents and publishers are very savvy about this,” said Diana Finch, Ms. Juhasz’s literary agent. “There’s a huge crush of books, so they really do look for very clear angles and strong author credentials going into it. How will the author of this book get attention? Where will the author’s authority come from? Why will people want to read what that author has to say?””