Kochland is a dazzling feat of investigative reporting and epic narrative writing, a tour de force that takes the reader deep inside the rise of a vastly powerful family corporation that has come to influence American workers, markets, elections, and the very ideas debated in our public square.
—Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Private Empire
Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard’s Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America.
Christopher Leonard takes you inside the corporate meat industry—a shocking, in-depth report every American should read.
Leonard’s superb investigations and even-handed, clear-eyed reportage stand out… American capitalism at its most successful and domineering is at the center of this sweeping history.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)