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James Marriott presents his new book: The Oil Road: Journeys From The Caspian Sea To The City Of London
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m.
At C'ville Coffee
1301 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA
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“★★★★★…The Oil Roadopens the lid on the often-shady energy economy, weaving absorbing travel reportage into powerful investigative journalism…. If you want to know why oil matters, read this book.” - Time Out (book of the week)
“An elegantly written travel book…will make you think the next time you fill the tank.”– Financial Times
“As global powers scramble for the last of the world’s diminishing resources, comes this book – well researched and written with empathy, integrity and imagination. It is timely and much needed.”– Ahdaf Soueif, author of The Map of Love
In a unique journey from the oil fields of the Caspian to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe, Platform tracks the concealed routes along which the lifeblood of our economy is pumped. The stupendous wealth of Azerbaijani crude has long inspired dreams of a world remade. From the revolutionary Futurism of Baku in the 1920s to the unblinking Capitalism of modern London, the drive to control oil reserves – and hence people and events – has shattered environments and shaped societies.
Sponsored by Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Charlottesville Sierra Club, WarIsACrime.org, and Charlottesville Amnesty International.