Canadian non-fiction, Canadian authors (Non-fiction), Politics and government
Oil is the source of wealth and economic opportunity. Oil is also the root source of global conflict, toxicity and economic disparity. The author argues that beginning with the First World War, oil became the preeminent commodity to safeguard national… security and promote domestic prosperity. For the first time in history, territory was specifically conquered to possess oil fields and resources; vital cogs in the continuation of the industrialized warfare of the twentieth century. 2016.