Former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll gave an excellent talk at BookPeople in Austin about his book on ExxonMobil, “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.” A video of that presentation is online. (Thanks to Jeff and Grace of ZGraphix.)

As former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond said, “Presidents come and  go; Exxon doesn’t come and go.” Coll explained the enormous wealth and power that the corporation has amassed and how it uses that power.

You can find informative reviews of the book in the Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek.