The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown

By: Blaire Briody

Here is the definitive account of what really happens to a community when the energy industry is allowed to set up in a town with little regulation or oversight. Afterword. Notes. Black-and-white map and photographs.

ISBN: 9781250064929

JLG Release: Dec 2017

Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Strong sexual themes, Drugs, Alcohol
Topics: North Dakota , Oil industry , Fracking , Boom towns , American labor , Employment and unemployment

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First Release

December 2017



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

9 1/4" x 6"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 8.6; Points: 24;


Level 1020L


Print Book


Hardcover edition


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Strong language, Strong sexual themes, Drugs, Alcohol


North Dakota, Oil industry, Fracking, Boom towns, American labor, Employment and unemployment,

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