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Crude: The Story of Oil


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SONIA SHAH edited both the critically acclaimed Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire and Between Fear and Hope: A Decade of Peace Activism. A former editor at South End Press and Nuclear Times Magazine, Shah is an independent journalist whose writing appears in The Nation, The Progressive, Salon, and elsewhere.


"This is not a Michael Moore-style anti-corporate rant-Shah writes beautifully, with dispassionate, elegant clarity-and it is all the more powerful for it." -The Guardian

"Sonia Shah deftly [shows] how the oil companies' relentless pursuit of new fields to exploit has led them to drill for oil in some of the most impoverished and unstable areas of the world ... particularly eloquent on the despoliation of the Delta region of southern Nigeria." -Michael Klare, The Nation

"Though Shah could have easily written a laundry list on the disruptions Big Oil and its government cohorts continue to wreak, this volume is more than that-it is an insightful missive to her readers to understand their consumptive reality." -Clamor Magazine

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