OIL: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

Book Giveaway: OIL – Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

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OIL: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

Hello and welcome to the third installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where all summer, I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free.

< whooping and hollering here >

The rules are as follows:

1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post with the words: “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!”

2. Subscribe to my blog either by e-mail or RSS.

That’s IT!

The last day to enter your comment is Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 11:59pm. A winner will be randomly selected from all the commenters. Multiple entries are not allowed. Once you win, I’ll contact you directly with further details. Please make sure you respond quickly (within 48 hours of my choosing the winner), or you’ll lose the drawing.

The third book I’m giving away is OIL: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower. I’m really excited about this book! It’s a project of oleaginous proportions! The editor writes:

Dear Reader:

There has been a multitude of worthy books written about the subject of oil. Some are about the major oil corporations. Some are about the price of oil and its impact on consumers. Otehrs are about our dependence on oil, and still others are about its politics and how the ongoing pursuit to control this essential resource can determine the fate of nations.

Every couple of decades, though, a book comes along that does all of these things. In 1975, it was Anthony Sampson’s The Seven Sisters. In 1991, it was Daniel Yergin’s epic The Prize.

Now we can add one more title to this short list: Tom Bower’s OIL.

Gathering unprecedented firsthand information from hundreds of sources, this acclaimed investigative reporter gives readers the untold story of oil over the past twenty years. […] I hope you enjoy it.

Sincerely,

Mitch Hoffman
Executive Editor

A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for generously offering this wonderful work to this blogger. For those looking for a good Father’s Day gift, this might be is the one to go for.

Remember the rules and good luck to all the contestants!

Jose, who loves a little generosity …

About Jose Vilson

José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist. For more of my writing, buy my book This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education, on sale now.

Comments 39

  1. msladydeborah

    When I read this post it reminded me that I needed to hook up some Marvin for my post.“Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!” Because it looks like the truth in his song is still very much on point and things may never be the same after this disaster.

  2. Tori G

    3-eyed fish, as a pescatarian I’ll pass. My children will miss their omega-3s and fish protein serving today, but soon they’ll be riding their tricycles not missing that oil too much. “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!” And someday, I’ll tell them about the great oil spill of their childhood; they’ll look at me with those “here mom goes again eyes,” still wondering why we had to move to the new house so that they could ride their bikes, still lamenting over the missed bus-fun & complaining about the not having a mom or dad willing to drop them off in the hybrid like all their “jazzy” friends, surely “cool” will no longer be something they will allow us to say aloud in front of people. And I’ll just look at them, peacefully, and tell show them one less toxic bird and fewer wars.

  3. debp

    Someday, when I tell my future grandchildren, what the oceans used to look like, and what seafood used to taste like, because it is now not safe to eat. I will say, “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!”
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  4. Manny Perez

    In the name of gaining riches
    and getting all that I could see,
    I didn’t care what I damaged
    and said that many things were free…
    Now there’s “Oil wasted on the oceans
    and upon our seas.
    Fish full of mercury.
    Oh, mercy mercy me!”

    :-D Honestly, oil spills are more common than the public thinks…

  5. Paul Villavisanis

    “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!”
    And in Florida, where the sun glints off the suntan lotion,
    We worry about the motion of the oil laden ocean.
    All our pristine beaches, in jeopardy from BP’s drive
    Make us all want to scream and cry. (can I do a slant rhyme there with drive and cry? assonance maybe?)

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  7. Jim Cavallero

    “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!” Makes me ask, “What’s goin’ on?”

  8. Neville Thompson

    Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!

    The rules don’t specify any country restrictions so I presume the giveaway is open worldwide ?

    If not could you please include the restrictions in the post as I follow so many blogs it is difficult to remember which have restrictions and which don;t.

    Thanks

  9. Louis

    Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!
    I subscribed via email schnitzomage at gmail dot com

  10. Benita

    “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!”

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. brian e.

    Thanks for the giveaway…
    “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!”

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  13. Justen Eason

    “Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!”

    Just found your blog a few weeks ago and I must tell you that I’ve been truly inspired by your passion. The moral at the schools I’ve been substituting at is a little less than stellar. It’s always reassuring that not everyone in education has gotten down on their luck by fact that the system is so ruthless for teachers sometimes.

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