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About the Author

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi received his PhD from Harvard University in political science. He is currently a senior staff reporter for WND.com, where he works as an investigative journalist. In 2004, Dr. Corsi coauthored the #1 New York Times bestseller Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry. Its success permitted him to write full-time on politics and economics, two fields in which he has considerable expertise and experience. Since then, Dr. Corsi has written five New York Times bestselling books, including The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1620871629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620871621
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #750,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Jerome Corsi is a Senior Staff Reporter for World Net Daily where he works as an investigative reporter.

In 2004, Dr. Corsi co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.

The success of Unfit for Command permitted Dr. Corsi to devote full time to writing.

In the past 5 years, he has published 5 New York Times bestselling non-fiction books.

In August 2008, he published The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller for a month and remained on the NYT bestseller list for 10 weeks.

His most recent non-fiction book, America for Sale: Fighting the New World Order, Surviving a Global Depression, and Preserving USA Sovereignty debuted on the New York Times bestseller list on Nov. 1, 2009.

For nearly 25 years, beginning in 1981, Dr. Corsi worked with banks throughout the United States and around the world to develop financial services marketing companies to assist banks in establishing broker/dealers and insurance subsidiaries to provide financial planning products and services to their retail customers.

He is a frequent guest on talk radio shows nationally and has made repeated television appearances on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN News and Fox Business News.

Dr. Corsi lives with his family in New Jersey, where he is a full-time writer.

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72 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on October 5, 2012
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As a petroleum geologist, I was intrigued by the title of this book and the concept of abiotic oil. I was willing to give the suject a chance and keep an open mind, after all, who doesn't like a good conspiracy? Unfortunately, this book is nothing but an incoherent rambling that fails to present any actual evidence regarding an abiotic origin of oil. Simply drilling deeper and offshore is completely unrelated to whether the source of the oil is organic or abiotic. The argument that Hubbert's peak oil curve is outdated is probably true, BUT is a function of improved technology (e.g. hydraulic fracturing) over the years rather than an "unlimited source" of oil from the mantle. Overall, an interesting read...not due to a convincing argument of abiotic oil, but more from the standpoint of viewing into the thought process of a potentially insane person. I know most people will discredit this review because I'm an industry stooge...but for fellow industry stooges interested in entertaining the idea of abiotic oil, if only to learn about a conspiracy theory, don't waste your time.
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Corsi is not revealing new information when he endorses the theory of abiotic formation of naturally-occurring petroleum hydrocarbons. Unfortunately, since so much of his earlier work is sheer crackpottery, Corsi, by venturing into this subject matter, gives guilt-by-association aid and comfort to those who reject the theory.

Eminent Russian petroleum geologists accept the theory and have published extensively on it. Much of their work can be read at an online site maintained by Gas Resources Corporation of Houston, Texas, and presided over by J.F. Kenney, an American geologist who has co-authored several papers on abiotic formation of oil with the Russian scientists. These are not casual papers; they are peer-reviewed publications, written by members in good standing of Russian and Ukrainian Academies of Science and published in respected scientific journals.

Interestingly and ironically, a Russian scientist, Mikhail Lomontosov, was the father of the theory that all naturally-occurring petroleum hydrocarbons are fossil-derived.

Regrettably, Corsi seems not to have obtained the services of a proofreader. The book is shot through with typographical errors.
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I'm a scientist. The author does not seem to be or I think he would have spent more time explaining how oil is actually a renewable resource resulting from immense pressures within the earth's crust. It is clear the author is on to something, but the science is not well explained. I've always had a problem believing dead dinosaurs and algae are responsible for crude oil. The Germans during WWII found a way to make synthetic oil and it is clear that the technology has been absorbed and put on ice. How better to perpetuate demand than by making people believe that it will one day run out. Think about that.
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Corsi gives us the low-down on scientific debates surrounding energy issues, starting with how oil and natural gas were formed (not how you've been taught), how the Germans managed to create petroleum from coal during the Second World War, and whether we're running out of energy resources and can only be helped by "green energy" projects. (No.) Unfortunately, the book is poorly edited, with typos galore, making it difficult to recommend it more highly. Corsi's research deserved a better presentation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Merrill on February 27, 2015
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Everyone needs to read this book. It dispels the myth of fossil fuels
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jack on August 20, 2013
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The author is not a scientist and doesn't have a grasp of the reasons why producing oil artificially is not economical especially since OPEC has a policy to block competition.
What is needed is a solution and less hand-wringing as done by the author.
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A unique if conspiracy based treatment of U.S. energy policy in the immediate post WWII era. The author ignores the labor cost aspect of synthetic fuel and how that affected its competitiveness against traditional petroleum-based liquid fuels.
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15 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Crosslands on November 27, 2012
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Dr. Corsi' book contains a wealth of information about the availability and production of oil. A major argument of Dr. Corsi is that oil does not derive from rotting plant life and dinosaur carcases from millions of years ago but is produced by the heat and pressure found inside the earth. He therefore supports the abiotic oil theory of Thomas Gold in his book The Deep Hot Biosphere : The Myth of Fossil Fuels. Thus the quantity of oil is not constrained by the amount of plants that rotted back in the earlier geological ages. Dr. Corsi marshalls a vast amount of information in support of the abiotic oil theory in his book.

The supporting evidence for the abiotic oil theory includes the German developed Fischer Tropsch process which is a process for producing synthetic gasoline and diesel fuel from coal. The United States government at the end of World War II obtained the documentation of this process, but the emphasis of this period became the utilization of the available below ground hydrocarbon resources. Thousands of pages of the proces remain untranslated in archives.

Dr. Corsi also provides information on the scientific experiments and other evidence confirming the abiotic oil theory. He discusses the evidence of Thomas Gold. But yet this evidence has been most often ignored. Instead the public has been bombarded with peak oil theories foretelling the exhaustion of oil supplies because the rotted early plant life is obviously finite. Yet over time these theories have turned out to be untrue. Dr. Corsi details how deep oil drilling and other innovations are producing more oil than ever.

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