I have never met Steve Weinberg, who reviews books for USA Today, but I now owe him a beer or two. Weinberg has written a wonderful review of Crude World. The review says, “Thousands of books about the oil culture exist in English, and thousands more in other languages. Maass’ book is in a class by itself, as he constructs his relentless indictment on a foundation of first-rate reporting and superb writing.” It’s particularly great to hear that from a writer like Weinberg, who has two oil books under his belt. He’s the author of a biography of Armand Hammer and, more recently, Taking on the Trust, about Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller.