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Edison to Enron by Robert L. Bradley
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Read from June 22 to August 31, 2012

Pretty interesting history on the development of the electric grid and natural gas markets (mostly concentrating on Texas and the Gulf), but I found his editorialization of virtue and the pristine perfection of a free market rather grating and distracting from the historical accounts.

That being said there is a lot of good stuff in this book and it is very informative when it comes to explaining how the electric industry developed (both politically and technologically) and how the natural gas industry grew from a waste gas from oil fields that was flared at the site to a very crucial part of America's energy sector.

If you can handle the free market evangelicalism that Bradley adds in too liberally and want to further your understanding of the electric and gas sectors, then this book is for you.
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