The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
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Who's really driving oil and gas prices? How much oil is left? How far will Big Oil go to get it, and at what cost to the environment, human rights, the economy, worker safety, public health, and democracy?

Here, at last, are the answers we've been looking for—and the inside story on Big Oil.

In The Tyranny of Oil, Antonia Juhasz investigates the true state of the companies collectively known as "Big Oil," uncovering their unparalleled global financial power, their political dominance, and their increasingly destructive plans for the future. And she tells us what we can do about it.

A tool for meaningful change that blends history, original investigative research and reporting, candid interviews with key insiders, and a unique focus on activism, The Tyranny of Oil is required reading for every concerned global citizen.

  

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Review: The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Simply superb. Juhasz, who also wrote The Bush Agenda, here brilliantly exposes the pernicious effects of the oil industry and its disproportionate effect on American democracy. Juhasz explains ... Read full review

Review: The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It

User Review  - Jeanettedianne simkins - Goodreads

An excellent topic but I am not a fan of how this author writes. the book is very dry and seems to drone on and on. Read full review

Contents

Big Oils Last Stand
1
The Birth and Breakup of Standard Oil
18
From the Breakup to the Near
56
Driving the Price of Crude
126
Consolidation High Gas Prices
169
How Big
209
Big Oils Big Plans for the Future
273
Wars for Oil
319
Taking On Big Oil
370
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Antonia Juhasz is a leading oil industry, international trade, and finance policy expert. She is the author of The Bush Agenda. A frequent media commentator, Juhasz's writing has been featured in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She is a director at Global Exchange in San Francisco, California.

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