Crude World

The Violent Twilight of Oil

by Peter Maass

Hardcover, 276 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $27 | purchase

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The Violent Twilight of Oil
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A stunning and revealing examination of oil's indelible impact on the countries that produce it and the people who possess it, of the power of oil to exacerbate existing problems and create new ones.

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