Paperback. English. New Press. 2006. In good condition.
'[A] well-researched, informative book, one of the best on the subject.' --'The Washington Post' Matthew Yeomans begins his investigation into the role of oil in America by trying to spend a day without oil--only to stumble before exiting the bathroom (petroleum products play a role in shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, and contact lenses). When 'Oil' was published in cloth, it was quickly recognized as the wittiest and most accessible guide to the product that drives the U.S. economy and undergirds global conflict. The book sparked reviews and editorials across the country from the 'Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor,' and 'The Nation' to 'Newsday,' 'the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired' and others. Author Michael Klare ('Blood and Oil') called it 'a clear, comprehensive overview of the U.S. oil industry...in one compact and highly readable volume,' and 'Boldtype' praised Yeomans's 'crisp journalistic voice....Understanding the business of oil is essential in any modern dialog of power, politics, or the almighty buck, and Yeomans delivers a well-researched and gripping read.' Illustrated with maps and graphics--and now with an all-new afterword--'Oil' contains a brief history of gasoline, an analysis of the American consumer's love affair with the automobile, and a political anatomy of the global oil industry, including its troubled relationship with oil-rich but democracy-poor countries.