Christopher Leonard will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover ~ Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Christopher Leonard will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHER LEONARD:  Christopher Leonard, is a Business Reporter whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek.  He is the Author of The Meat Racket and Kochland, which Won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the World grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America.

The Annual Revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined.  Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities.  But few people know much about Koch Industries and that’s because the Billionaire Koch Brothers want it that way.

For 5 Decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits.  He’s a genius businessman: patient with earnings, able to learn from his mistakes, determined that his employees develop a reverence for free-market ruthlessness, and a master disrupter.  These strategies have made him and his brother David together richer than Bill Gates.  But there’s another side to this story.  If you want to understand how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry, all you have to do is read this Book.

7 Years in the making, Kochland reads like a true-life thriller, with larger-than-life characters driving the battles on every page.  The Book tells the ambitious tale of how one private company consolidated power over half a Century—and how in doing so, it helped transform capitalism into something that feels deeply alienating to many Americans today.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Christopher Leonard will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America and answer audience questions.  A Meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.  Christopher Leonard will Author Autograph his New Books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at this Event.  Pre-Order your Books Now through link below!

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required at www.KCLibrary.org/Signature-Events or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Rainy Day Books will have Christopher Leonard's Books for Sale at this Event, or you may Pre-Order for In-Store or At-Event Pick-Up through the link below.  Seating is General Admission.

The Publication & Sale Date for Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America is Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Author Autographed Books will be available for Purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
$35.00
SKU: A9781476775388

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of Kochland by Christopher Leonard.


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