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Title: Fuel on the Fire. Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq
Description: London England, The Bodley Head, 2010. 1st Paperback Edition, Binding: SofCover, Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9781847921116 Paperback Paperback. Oil lies at the heart of Iraqi politics. Yet in the eight years since the bombs began to fall on Baghdad, it has been a taboo subject. In the author's gripping and far-reaching investigaton we are taken behind the scenes of the occupation to answer one of the war's most pressing questions: what is happening to Iraq's oil. In public the USA and Britain strenuosly deny any self-interest. In private, howdver, they tell a diffferent story. Drawing on hundres of unreleased government documents and extensive interviews with senior American, British and Iraqi officials and oilmen, this book reveals how the occupying powers have sought to return iraq's oil industry to multination companies - for the first time since it was nationalised in the early 1970s. But America and Britain failed to take into account the determination of the Iraqis themselves - of civil society groups as well as senior oil experts - to keep production in the public sector. The attempts to impose a Western oil agenda, regardless, have dragged the country into every deeper violence and continue to shape not just iraq but the future of energy supplies and Anglo-American military strategy. This book is vital to our understanding to the war in Iraq and its consequences. itr documents the clash between cultures and stragic interests. It reverberates with echoes of our imperial past and of our tragic failure to learn the lessons of history. 433 pp.

Keywords: Non Fiction International Affairs Politics Oil Occupied Iraq

Price: GBP 9.00 = appr. US$ 12.85 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 082581

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