But Lieber tells the story of ADM's crisis well, and with a strong anti-ADM slant. He's no master of prose style, but his writing is clear and to the point. His book simply crackles with detail--at times, it's difficult to keep up with all the characters (there's another appendix identifying them for easy reference). Throughout the text, readers will feel as if they're in the middle of a 60 Minutes exposé of dirty business practices--a sense augmented by several pages of photos taken from hidden surveillance cameras spying on backroom deals. After reading Rats in the Grain, it will be impossible to look at one of those feel-good ADM ads the same way again. --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In my country ABCD stands for ADM, Bunge, Cargill, and (Louis) Dreyfus, those names being familiar only for the ones into the agribusiness area. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Alexandre Winkler
It was a great book if you want to know the minute details, but it is a lengthy book. It amazes me how these people got away with as much as they did, but the ability to grease... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Becky Hardesty
If you are looking for an account with the readability of a Michael Lewis book or perhaps the Jonathon Harr legal drama "A Civil Action," this is not the book. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Claire LaBrunerie
I remember that during the 1990's there were constant reminders that adm was foodmarket to the world. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by Bernard Haines
Lieber tells to straights. It certainly appears that
(1) ADM can steals billions from US taxpayers and no one can stop them. Read more
I purchased this book back when it first was published, and have recommended it to many people who used to consider themselves to be rightwing conservatives. Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by E. Burke
Lieber possesses a unique blend of talents to investigate the price fixing trial of the century.
The book chronicles ADM kingmaker Dwayne Andreas's rise to business and... Read more
I have not read this book, but it seems that the publisher's statement here at Amazon should include some mention of what this book can tell us that Kurt Eichenwald's exhaustive,... Read morePublished on June 5, 2004 by Marty Smith
Jim Liebert gets to the truth. Dwayne Andreas and others at ADM are not kind folks. Their ties with murderer/dictator Fidel Castro are real. Read morePublished on February 5, 2002 by Steve Bosson