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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Politics Of Oil [NOOK Book]

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Oil makes the world go round. Follow the fascinating story-from the fields of Kuwait to the streets of Venezuela and beyond...



An analysis of the role that oil plays in the U.S. and how it has affected our foreign policy, this book traces the evolution of the industry, including such defining moments as the invention of the automobile and the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia. Discussing politics, economics, and science, this book offers comprehensive, up-to-date information ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Politics Of Oil

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Overview

Oil makes the world go round. Follow the fascinating story-from the fields of Kuwait to the streets of Venezuela and beyond...



An analysis of the role that oil plays in the U.S. and how it has affected our foreign policy, this book traces the evolution of the industry, including such defining moments as the invention of the automobile and the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia. Discussing politics, economics, and science, this book offers comprehensive, up-to-date information on the substance that was left to us by the dinosaurs-and that drives our industrialized world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440696138
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/4/2003
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 926,661
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2005

    Another Bush Bashing Book

    The first part of the book was a great history lesson. Very informative. Then the book took a wrong turn and became a Bush bashing book.It tries to blame Bush for the world's problems. It is full of quotes from the New York Times and L.A.Times, 2 of the least credible and least respected newspapers in America. If you cut the book in half and only read the first half it would be a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2004

    Overshadowed by political bias...

    The first half of the book was great, very informative and written fairly and accurately. But as soon as the subject turned to modern day political issues, the overwhelming prejudice of the blatantly liberal authors began to shine through. It would have been such a great book if it could have presented non-partisan views on the politics of oil, but instead the authors couldn't resist pushing their anti-Bush agenda for the entire second half of the book. Their arguments were totally one-sided and they conveniently omitted many important facts and arguments about the reasons for the current administrations' energy policies. I was very disappointed in that aspect of the book; and although the rest of the material was well presented, it was hard to not question the motives behind each explanation and wonder what else they weren't telling me.

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