Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq” as Want to Read:
Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
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 Greg Muttitt's gripping and far-reaching investigation 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 strenuously deny any
Paperback, 464 pages
Published April 21st 2011 by Bodley Head (first published April 9th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fuel on the Fire, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fuel on the Fire

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jul 21, 2016 Nadia rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
First, a link:

This book is really, really well researched. If it had come out earlier it probably would have been heavily discussed and attacked but interest in Iraq's recent history has really gone downhill in the past few years.

The best parts IMO are the first, fourth and fifth. Part 1 covers everything from the 1920s to the invasion and general info on the state of the oil industry and global oil reserves at the time. Part 4 covers the struggle against the oil la
Oct 05, 2014 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: energy
Apprentice sorcerers in an age of total unaccountability

[Through my ratings, reviews and edits I'm providing intellectual property and labor to Inc., listed on Nasdaq, which fully owns and in 2013 posted revenues for $74 billion and $274 million profits. Intellectual property and labor require compensation. Inc. is also requested to provide assurance that its employees and contractors' work conditions meet the highest health and safety standards at all the
Awab AlShwaikh
May 13, 2012 Awab AlShwaikh rated it liked it
الكتاب مليء بالمعلومات والمشاهدات، ولكنه يفتقد للمصداقية على اعتبار أن الكاتب ينتمي إلى المعسكر الآخر ويجهل الكثير من الحقائق عن طبيعة المجتمع العراقي

الكاتب لم يكن متحاملا، بل حاول بجدية أن يكون مُمصِفاً، ولكنه فشل في اقناع الرجل العراقي بذلك

تميز الكتاب بذكر الكثير من الحقائق والمعلومات الخاصة بشركات النفط العالمية ورجال السياسة ودورهم المباشر وغير المباشر في العراق منذ السبعينيات وحتى الغزو

الكتاب مفيد جداً لمن يبحث عن المعلومة والحقائق، الا أن الآراء الشخصية الواردة فيه تعبر عن رأي الكاتب لا أك
Aug 02, 2013 Kaela rated it really liked it
A thoroughly documented breakdown of the United States' war in Iraq and how oil and the promise of energy security were the backdrop of invasion, occupation, and eventual retreat. "[The case of Iraq] followed a general pattern in the Middle East: the West's concerns about security or human rights are always refracted through the lens of oil." This book shows that America can never change its approach to climate change or foreign policy unless there is "a separation of oil and state."
Aug 27, 2011 Anthea rated it really liked it
Clean, clinical and clear analysis of oil and the war in Iraq. A troubling read (especially for ardent interventionists) but an essential one.
Jun 12, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written, and especially interesting as I am currently working in Iraq. It does make me very disappointed in Western politics though...but not surprised.
Jan 06, 2013 MarkG rated it really liked it
Exhaustively researched work. Describes with left leaning sensibility the importance of oil, not in the reasons for invading Iraq but it's recovery and how Iraq would be governed in the future.
Robin rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2013
John Reuter
John Reuter rated it really liked it
Dec 20, 2012
FlashRead rated it really liked it
Aug 10, 2015
Ron Moss
Ron Moss rated it it was amazing
May 25, 2014
Hajer rated it liked it
Mar 05, 2013
Rob W
Rob W rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2013
Copia rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2016
Mateusz Marciniak
Mateusz Marciniak rated it really liked it
May 29, 2016
Barry rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2015
Roberto Ramirez
Roberto Ramirez rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2014
Simon Wood
Simon Wood rated it it was amazing
Aug 27, 2013
Ralph C. Stayer
Ralph C. Stayer rated it liked it
Apr 17, 2016
Piet Visser
Sep 16, 2013 Piet Visser rated it really liked it
A really good look at the Iraq war, and the history before, during and after.
Adam rated it really liked it
Dec 03, 2015
Peter Clements
Peter Clements rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2015
Viachaslau rated it it was amazing
Apr 27, 2014
Thomas Hellinger
Thomas Hellinger rated it really liked it
Aug 09, 2012
Ian Davies
Ian Davies rated it really liked it
Mar 03, 2013
Kaitlin rated it liked it
Dec 01, 2015
Safetytrain rated it liked it
Oct 14, 2015
Ashraf Alnajjar
Ashraf Alnajjar rated it really liked it
Jul 05, 2014
Chris Sloan
Chris Sloan rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2016
Emma rated it it was amazing
Dec 01, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book