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Silverstein, Ken

Overview
Works: 27 works in 77 publications in 3 languages and 3,830 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Periodicals  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TK9014.H34, 621.483092
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Most widely held works about Ken Silverstein
 
Most widely held works by Ken Silverstein
The radioactive boy scout : the true story of a boy and his backyard nuclear reactor by Ken Silverstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces a young boy's obsessive fascination with science and nuclear physics, which eventually compelled him to misrepresent himself to the government and build a breeder reactor in his back yard, causing an environmental catastrophe in his quiet Detroit neighborhood
The secret world of oil by Ken Silverstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oil is the lifeblood of modern civilization, and the industry that supplies it has been the subject of intense interest and scrutiny, as well as countless books. And yet, almost no attention has been paid to one aspect of the modern oil industry: the questionable characters--the fixers, gangsters, and dictators--allied with competing governments and multinational corporations. The energy industry, to cite just one measure of corruption, violates the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more often than any other economic sector, even weapons. This book sets out to tell the story of this hidden world.The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers--which tripled in size during the past decade--moves approximately 2 billion metric tons of oil annually. And every stage in the production process, from discovery to consumption, is tainted by corruption and violence, even if little of that is visible to the public. Based on trips to New York, Washington, Houston, London, Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, Dakar, Lagos, Baku, and Moscow, among other far-flung locales, "The Secret World of Oil" includes up-close portraits of a shadowy Baku-based trader; a high-flying London fixer; and an oil dictator's playboy son who has to choose one of his eleven luxury vehicles when he heads out to party in Los Angeles. Supported by funding from the prestigious Open Society, this is both an entertaining global travelogue and a major work of investigative reporting."--Book jacket
The radioactive boy scout : the frightening true story of a whiz kid and his homemade nuclear reactor by Ken Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in suburban Detroit, David Hahn was fascinated by science, and his basement experiments were far more ambitious than those of other boys. While working on his Atomic Energy merit badge for the Boy Scouts, David's obsessive attention turned to nuclear energy. Throwing caution to the wind, he plunged into a new project: building a model nuclear breeder reactor in his backyard garden shed. Ken Silverstein re-creates in brilliant detail the months of David's improbable nuclear quest. His unsanctioned and wholly unsupervised project finally sparked an environmental catastrophe that put his town's forty thousand residents at risk and caused the EPA to shut down his lab and bury it at a radioactive dumpsite in Utah
Private warriors by Ken Silverstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Private Warriors moves from an arms dealer's estate in Vienna to a weapons show in Rio de Janeiro to a Soldier of Fortune convention in Las Vegas. It introduces little known figures such as Ernst Werner Glatt, a right-wing German who for many years was the Pentagon's preferred gunrunner, and Andrew Marshall, a long-time Pentagon hand who promotes the development of needless new weapons systems. Others encountered have more recognizable names, such as General Alexander Haig, the former Secretary of State who now lobbies for China and helps sell weapons to Turkey, and Frank Gaffney, an ex-Pentagon official who has grown rich by promoting the biggest boondoggle of them all, Star Wars. Today's private warriors have one thing in common: a financial interet in war, and the connections to push for a continuation of Cold War military policy."--Jacket
Turkmeniscam : how Washington lobbyists fought to flack for a Stalinist dictatorship by Ken Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the author's masquerade as a representative for a firm heavily invested in Turkmenistan's natural gas reserves and the cutthroat, often absurd competition among Washington lobbyists to whitewash the corrupt Turkmeni regime.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Washington Babylon by Alexander Cockburn( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington Babylon describes in shocking detail the corruption of the political establishment, Republicans and Democrats alike. Journey through Babylon's darkest regions, and you will learn how Babylon's millionaire journalists connived to deny money to disabled children; how House Speaker Newt Gingrich really spells F-A-M-I-L-Y V-A-L-U-E-S, and how he spent his student days at Tulane campaigning for sex photos in a student newspaper; how Commerce Secretary Ron Brown lobbied for Haitian monster "Baby Doc" Duvalier and Guatemalan torturers; how the co-director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory searched for Atlantis, tried to train dolphins in ESP, suspected aliens were impregnating earth women; how Big Oil's tax-exempt foundations bought up the green elite while reaping millions from rape-and-pillage investments; how 80,000 lobbyists have bought out Babylon; and how Bill and Hillary Clinton struck a devil's pact with Big Money nearly twenty years ago
Without fear of being happy : Lula, the Workers Party and Brazil by Emir Sader( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intellectual of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) and a US-based journalist produce a sympathetic portrait of the Party. Without being critical offers history and context of PT's phenomenal growth in 1980s. Title is an awkward translation of Lula's 1989 campaign slogan"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Washington on $10 million a day : how lobbyists plunder the nation by Ken Silverstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CounterPunch( )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monthly journal of progressive politics, investigative reporting, civil liberties, art, and culture
"Keine Angst vor besseren Zeiten" : Lula, die PT und Brasilien by Emir Sader( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret life of a shopaholic : how an African dictator's playboy son went on a multi-million dollar shopping spree in the U.S. : a report( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On l'appelle "Radioactive Boy" by Fabrice Nicot( )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke & mirrors by Ken Silverstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clossing the circuit : with aging infrastructure, heightened security concerns and increased customer demand by Ken Silverstein( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The politics of natural disaster : who made Mitch so bad by Alexander Cockburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pirates and the CIA : what would Thomas Jefferson have done? by Ken Silverstein( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Brief opinion article proposing that Thomas Jefferson would have handled the Somali pirates better than current administrations have done
Take stock : holistic project management processes can steady an evolving and beleaguered financial services industry by Ken Silverstein( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The guns of Kabul : unless the number of arms is reduced dramatically, peace is unlikely to hold by Ken Silverstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bill Moyers Journal: Imam Zaid Shakir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Harper's Magazine editor Ken Silverstein went undercover to recruit Washington lobbyists to help improve the image of Turkmenistan, a corrupt Central Asian government with appalling human rights abuses, K-Street lobbying firms laid out plans to get the job done. In this program, Bill Moyers and Silverstein discuss what that says about the state of influence--peddling in Washington. Also on the program: Imam Zaid Shakir, an emerging leader in the Muslim-American community who has been called a voice of conscience for American Muslims, talks about how he copes with the ongoing skepticism toward--and scrutiny of--Muslims in post-9/11 America. Broadcast date: June 22, 2007. (58 minutes)
Gusher to a few, trickle to the rest : courted by oil firms and the U.S., the elite of impoverished Angola have extracted wealth from the boom, documents say by Ken Silverstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The radioactive boy scout : the true story of a boy and his backyard nuclear reactor
Alternative Names
Ken Silverstein American magazine editor

Ken Silverstein Amerikaans journalist

실버스타인, 켄

Languages
English (69)

German (2)

French (1)

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The radioactive boy scout : the frightening true story of a whiz kid and his homemade nuclear reactorPrivate warriorsTurkmeniscam : how Washington lobbyists fought to flack for a Stalinist dictatorshipWashington BabylonWithout fear of being happy : Lula, the Workers Party and BrazilWashington on $10 million a day : how lobbyists plunder the nation