By Peter Maass
The catastrophic oil spill within the Gulf of Mexico has introduced new awareness to the massive bills of our oil dependence. during this attractive and revealing e-book, Peter Maass examines the social, political, and environmental influence of petroleum at the international locations that produce it.
Every unsatisfied oil-producing state is gloomy in its personal approach, yet all are touched via the “resource curse”—the energy of oil to exacerbate current difficulties and create new ones. Peter Maass provides a bright portrait of the afflicted global oil has created. From Saudi Arabia to Equatorial Guinea, from Venezuela to Iraq, the tales of rebels, royalty, middlemen, environmentalists, indigenous activists, and CEOs—all deftly and sensitively presented—come jointly during this startling and crucial account of the implications of our dependancy to oil.
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S. W. Loring described Williams as "energetic and valuable"; after participating in the Kentucky Campaign of 1862, he commanded a brigade in southwest Virginia until September 1863, when he opposed General Ambrose Burnside's advance toward Knoxville; badly outnumbered, Williams nevertheless fought fiercely at Blue Springs, beating off several attacks and bluffing the enemy by using three locomotives to simulate the arrival of reinforcements; Williams displayed courage and energy during his retreat to Virginia; disgusted that his superiors saw his actions only as a defeat, he gave up command in East Tennessee at his own request and was stationed in southwest Virginia until attached in 1864 to General Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Corps in the Army of Tennessee; while raiding in Tennessee in August, Williams persuaded Wheeler to let him take two brigades and some artillery to attack a Federal post at Strawberry Plains, but when Williams failed to reach his objective, Wheeler censured him in his report; Williams tranferred to southwestern Virginia for the remainder of the war; returning to farming at Winchester, Kentucky, he served in the state legislature in 1873 and 1875, and was an unsuccessful candidate for governor; elected to the United States Senate, in 1878, but failed to be reelected.
424. "Our Men Took No Negro Prisoners"575. "One of the Most Diabolical Acts of the War"626. Conclusion69Appendix A. Organization and Casualties of Federal Forces74 Appendix B. Organization and Casualties of Confederate Forces 75 Appendix C. 46Saltville, October 2, Mid Day49Saltville, October 2, Hanson's Attack52 Photographs View of Saltville, Virginia1617Lower Salt-Works18Stephen Gano Burbridge19John Echols21View of Salt Valley2223John C. Breckinridge24Alvan C. Gillem29Henry Liter Giltner30Edward O.
The breach in the left of the line gave the boys their opportunity. Half of Preston's reserves went across the road and up to Chestnut Ridge. The militia fought with Ratliff's Brigade for fifteen minutes until the Confederate line stabilized and the immediate crisis passed. The militia then returned to its place as a reserve with the loss of one or two men. The Federals soon launched an attack on the Confederate center. General Edward H. Hobson's Brigade made the advance from three angles, all converging upon Colonel Edwin Trimble's 10th Kentucky Cavalry at the ford.
Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil by Peter Maass