Book Giveaway: OIL - Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower - The Jose Vilson

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

by Jose Vilson on June 16, 2010

in Book Giveaway

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 …

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherman Dorn June 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm

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

Or fish full of crude toxins…

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Aaminah June 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm

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

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Katy Batista~ June 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm

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

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msladydeborah June 16, 2010 at 10:36 pm

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.

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Glendaliz Camacho June 16, 2010 at 10:51 pm

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

Really like how your blog has developed in look and content!

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Denise June 17, 2010 at 10:32 am

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

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B Herrman June 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm

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

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Deborah R June 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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

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Tori G June 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

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.

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susan varney June 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm

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

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debp June 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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

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Manny Perez June 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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…

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Paul Villavisanis June 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm

“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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Jose June 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Thanks for all the comments, my people. Good luck to all of you!

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Susan Chester June 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Oil wasted on the oceans and upon our seas. Fish full of mercury. Oh, mercy mercy me!
smchester at gmail dot com

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alycep June 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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

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Rachel Higgs June 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm

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

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Jim Cavallero June 21, 2010 at 12:30 am

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

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Andrea June 21, 2010 at 11:56 am

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

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Neville Thompson June 22, 2010 at 3:13 am

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

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Breanne June 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

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

I subscribe to your feed

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shawna June 22, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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

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Louis June 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

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

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melissa June 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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

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Benita June 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Benita June 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm

just subscribed via email..

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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shercole June 23, 2010 at 9:31 am

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

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Angela Winesburg June 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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

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susan smoaks June 23, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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

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Ed Nemmers June 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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

How true!

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brian e. June 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm

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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brian e. June 23, 2010 at 10:08 pm

…subscribed via RSS.

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Buddy Garrett June 23, 2010 at 11:31 pm

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

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Maura Alia Badji (MoxieBee) June 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

AHHHH….I came to late to the party for this one. However, just wanted to stop by, say hello, and casually mention that I nominated you for Best Education Blog on BloggersChoice Award website. :)

Keep up the good work/writing.

~Maura
The Moxie Bee
http://www.themoxiebee.com

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Jose June 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

You’re far too kind. I think I saw that. I appreciate that.

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Justen Eason April 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

“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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d. green May 30, 2011 at 5:58 am

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

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d. green May 30, 2011 at 5:59 am

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

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