Victoria Bruce - Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm

In her third book, Bruce, a geologist, award-winning filmmaker, and author of Hostage Nation, examines how China has steadily purchased the rights to mining and processing rare earth elements, to the point where the Chinese now hold a monopoly on these vital resources. This makes the U.S. dependent on China for key pieces of much of our technology, from consumer items and basic infrastructural equipment to high-tech defense systems. The heart of Bruce’s investigation, however, is Jim Kennedy, a retired securities trader who bought a bankrupt mining operation but was then prohibited from re-opening it. Bruce follows Kennedy through his ten-year campaign to return the rare earth industry to the U.S., a fight not yet won despite his indefatigable lobbying of various government agencies and the manifest urgency of his mission.

Bruce will be in conversation with Jim Kennedy, the title character of her book.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781632862587
Availability: In Stock—Click for Available Locations
Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 6th, 2017

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