Petroleum Man takes Swiftean malice and delight in exposing the vanity and frailty of some of the most popularly held prejudices of our times. Stanley Crawfordas first novel since the ingenious and uproarious Some Instructions, Petroleum Man is a hilariously scathing satire that takes on both sides of some of the raging debates of our times between democrats and republicans, haves and have-nots, trickle-down conservatives and bleeding-heart liberals, environmentalists and industrialists. Bewildered by the odious liberal democrat tendencies of his son-in-law Chip, Leon Tuggs, self-made arch-capitalist billionaire, inventor of the ubiquitous and environmentally hazardous Thingie , and author of the influential General Theory of Industrial Sex decides to rescue his grandchildren from a life of guilt, indecision, and existential anxiety, by educating them in the way the world actually works and telling them, for their own good, the things no teacher or parent in our politically correct and morally relative world could ever venture to say. These life lessons to his grandchildren are accompanied by gifts: cast-iron replicas of the cars that he has owned.1:24 Scale 1960 MercedesaBenz 1904aDoor Sedan 13. 1:12 Scale 1966 Volkswagen ... Scale Aero Commander 19. 1:12 Scale 1985 MercedesaBenz 500sel 4aDoor Sedan 20. ... 1:100 Scale 1993 Boeing 737 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2006-02-28|