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Robert Bryce has written three books, his newest being Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence. He was hailed as a 'visionary' by the New York Times, a fact he often repeats to his children and his dog, Biscuit.


Average rating: 3.75 · 434 ratings · 78 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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Gusher of Lies: The Dangero...
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Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, an...
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Cronies: Oil, The Bushes, a...
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High Noon for Natural Gas by Julian Darley
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Ha! Published in 2004, this book predicts the end of natural gas. Wrong. Spectacularly wrong. But entertaining nevertheless.
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Electrifying America by David E. Nye
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The descriptions in this book of the first days of electric light are worth the price of the book. A bit wonky at times, but a good history of electricity -- a commodity that we take for granted.
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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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I love dictionaries. I use them at least once a day. In fact, I still have a very well-worn paperback dictionary (The American Heritage) on my desk in front of me. As a writer, getting the right word at the right time is a critical skill.
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The Milagro Beanfield War by John     Nichols
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I read this book three decades ago (or so) and recently picked it up again. I laughed out loud over and over. Perhaps my laughter was due to my own history of living on the Navajo reservation, or perhaps it was due to Nichols' hilarious writing. What ...more
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Sandstorm by Leon Hadar
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Leon Hadar is a perceptive writer. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the Middle East.
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Wild Blue Yonder by Nick Kotz
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Nick Kotz's coverage of the B-1 bomber showed me what real muckraking could be. He's a hero of mine and a wonderful guy.
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A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
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The Politics of Diplomacy by James Robert Baker
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Looking Forward by George H.W. Bush
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“Averting the looming (pick your favorite term) catastrophe, time bomb, crisis, or emergency, requires us to hew to their worldview, one in which we humans are the problem and the Earth is the object to be saved. The biggest and most influential environmental groups routinely preach a message of doom. They regularly claim, for instance, that technology is dangerous (their opposition to nuclear and GMOs are obvious examples of this mindset) and that industrial development must be stopped in order to the save the planet. However, the painful paradox is that they are aiming to stop many of the innovations that are helping to improve the environment and raise the living standards of millions of people. They are also promoting energy policies that would be ruinous for the environment they say they want to protect.”
Robert Bryce, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

“You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.”
Jessica Mitford

“Objectivity? I always have an objective. ”
Jessica Mitford

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

“He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash.
(writing about US President Warren G. Harding)
H.L. Mencken

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”
Mark Twain




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