Jorge De Rosa

Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (5 of 8)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,888,930 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 8
Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis (&hellip by John R. Bradley
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I thought the book would be more fact-based with strong history content. It is an interesting story but purely based on the author's experience in Saudi Arabia. Good book but not my style.
Oil Titans: National Oil Companies in the Middle E&hellip by Valerie Marcel
4.0 out of 5 stars Understanding NOCs, 13 Dec 2011
Good book. Easy to read. It gives a comprehensive view of how M.E. NOCs changed strategy and role based on economic and industrial development. One of the best books written by Marcel.
Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa's&hellip by Duncan Clarke
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unbiased and real, 13 Dec 2011
Due to professional purposes I had to read different books about African Oil. Most of books insist in defining African Oil as a curse or something related to Dutch disease. The vast majority of books on African Oil are biased and forget to take into account different perspectives and the historical context. Instead of going deep in the root of the problem most books just adopt a comfortable and generalist approach and find in Oil a culprit for all African malaises. Duncan Clarke takes a different approach. He understands and acknowledges some of the negative results of the African Oil but analyzes these results in historical perspective.