Excerpts from recent reviews
In Defense of Ethanol
In the 12 years that I have speaking to him, Robert Zubrin has never disappointed. Whether he was devising a bargain-basement way to mount a manned mission to Mars (rather than taking along the fuel you need for the return trip, produce it from compounds in the Martian atmosphere once you get there, founding Pioneer Astronautics or serving as president of the Mars Society, Zubrin has never let conventional wisdom get in his way.
Ten Questions with Robert Zubrin
Robert Zubrin is best known for his daring "Mars Direct" plan, but his most recent book, Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil is set a lot closer to home. His proposal on solving America's oil addition is simple -- some critics would say too simple. Here's what Dr. Zubrin has to say.
Introducing the OPEC-Avenger
What if a car could run on gasoline or alcohol or any combination thereof. . . .
Early Praise for Energy Victory"Americans are buying ammunition for their enemies every time they buy gas. Energy security is the way out of this dilemma and Dr. Zubrin has a plan to achieve it."
— Clifford D. May, Syndicated Columnist; President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
"Robert Zubrin pulls no punches and moves effortlessly from a fascinating oil–centered take on WW II to making the mathematics of oil alternatives intelligible to lay readers. Oil and hydrogen take huge hits and alcohol fuels win big. Don't miss this one."
— James Woolsey, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
"To win the war on terror, we need to remove the yoke of our oil dependence and cut the flow of petrodollars to regimes that spread radical Islam. Energy Victory is a bold, yet realistic plan to do just that. It is a vitally important book about the most critical issue we face today."
— Dr. Gal Luft, Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
"In Energy Victory, Zubrin supplies a forceful plan to finally break oil's global stranglehold and seriously address world development. This is something we've really needed for some time. Washington should sit up and take notice."
— James P. Clark, Chairman, World Technology Network
"Americans are finally becoming aware that energy isn't just an economic or environmental issue; it's a grave national security issue. It's long past time to stop bankrolling terrorism by transferring billions of dollars to unstable and corrupt regimes that just happen to be sitting on top of most of the world's petroleum. Energy Victory is an important, timely contribution to the debate over breaking the oil habit and achieving energy security."
— George Weigel, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Author, Witness to Hope
"Bob Zubrin is one of the smartest people I know. In Energy Victory he lays out a compelling case for on the importance, and practicality, of winning the war on terror by making oil obsolete."
— Glenn Reynolds, Columnist, Instapundit.com, Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee.
"Robert Zubrin's Energy Victory highlights fuel choice in the transportation sector as a real world option and imperative to reducing America's dependence on the petrostates that fund radical Islam. It is a compelling read."
— Anne Korin, Executive Director, Set America Free Coalition; Editor, Energy Security
"In forcefully making the case for reducing U.S. dependence on oil, Zubrin argues provocatively for a bio–fuel based approach, suggesting benefits for international development that should command the attention of advocates, academics and policy–makers."
— Louis Putterman, Professor of Economics, Brown University