Dramatic story of a journalistic pioneer and the power of information
This is the story of a gutsy journalist who challenged power—and succeeded. Wanda Jablonski was an investigative reporter, publisher, and power broker who came to wield exceptional influence on twentieth-century geopolitics by shedding light on the secretive world of oil from the 1950s through the 1980s. Anna Rubino, who reported for Jablonski in the 1980s, uses scores of interviews, exclusive access to her private papers, and newly declassified information to tell the dramatic story of this journalistic pioneer and the power of information. Limited quantities available; all books are autographed by the author!
"Wanda Jablonski was one of a kind—a reporter who revealed the secret world of the oil business, a woman who penetrated the inner sanctums of the Arab oil sheiks, and an entrepreneur who created a publication that was the industry's bible. Jablonski's colorful career comes alive in Anna Rubino's richly reported biography." -- David Ignatius, columnist for The Washington Post and author of Body of Lies: A Novel
"A gem of a book about a remarkable woman and the shadowy world of oil and global politics. Anna Rubino has followed in Wanda Jablonski's footsteps, mining the data and presenting a fascinating story."
--Rachel Bronson, author of Thicker than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia
"A page-turner and a substantive biography, Queen of the Oil Club makes Middle East oil history come alive through the eyes of a truly trailblazing woman journalist." --Ambassador Connie Morella, former Maryland congresswoman