Summary of Kochland
From KOCHLAND: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America by Christopher Leonard. Copyright @ 2019 by Chris Leonard. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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The Koch brothers – Charles and his late brother, David – not only built a massive industrial empire, but also, a conservative political network that has profoundly influenced the American political scene. But who are the Kochs, exactly? How did Koch Industries make its fortune from banal products like fertilizer and diapers and why was it able to accrue so much power in Washington and beyond? Christopher Leonard’s well-researched book tracks the transformation of Koch Industries from a relatively small oil refining company under patriarch Fred C. Koch into the sprawling behemoth it is today.
About the Author
Award-winning author and journalist Christopher Leonard is the executive director of the Watchdog Writers Group at the University of Missouri and a former Schmidt Family Foundation Fellow at New America Foundation.