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Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy Security Hardcover – 25 Feb 2005

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris; Revised ed. edition (25 Feb. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1850436746
  • ISBN-13: 978-1850436744
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,457,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Addicted to Oil provides a sweeping account of the forces, policies, and personalities that drive America's unending pursuit of foreign petroleum. Ian Rutledge has done a superb job of recounting the evolution of U.S. oil dominance in the Persian Gulf and the events leading up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Highly recommended for those seeking a keener understanding of the geopolitical underpinnings of American foreign policy.
-Michael Klare, Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, and the author of Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
"" Essential reading for anyone interested in the emerging pattern of global conflict. Rutledge illuminates the role of energy security in US policy and shows that US intervention in Iraq was needed 'about oil'. A valuable guidebook to causes of the resource wars of the future."" Professor John Gray, London School of Economics
""Rigorous and insightful Rutledge paints a vivid picture of the development of the intense love affairs of the US economy with its drug of choice.""
Dr Juan Carlos Boue, Journal of Energy Literature, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
.""very provocative analysis One cannot ignore the force of Ian Rutledge's arguments. His book is a must-read for an understanding of America's international priorities and its troubled relations with the Middle East... A telling account of what literally 'drives' America and its foreign policy"" Asian Voice
""Essential reading for an understanding of America's international political priorities and its fraught relations with
the Middle East."" Fuel Oil News


About the Author

Ian Rutledge is an energy economist and an energy business consultant. He has also lectured at Sheffield University and has published widely on world oil and gas markets, petroleum taxation and oil and gas company corporate strategy.

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