Nixon is the same profane, venal S-O-B that made him such a hit in our universe, but here he is unleashed in a world where there was no Vietnam War to slow him down and Watergate is just a fancy hotel. Elected on a pledge to wage an unrelenting "war on drugs," Nixon instead confronts a different kind of war: The Arab oil embargo is driving the country toward a second Great Depression as motorists line up for hours to buy gasoline at any price. Desperate for alternatives to oil, Nixon learns of a plant which produces three times more biomass per acre than corn.
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America could farm its way to energy independence in just five short years. A secret weapon has dropped in Nixon's lap, but he is shocked to learn that, under another name, the secret weapon which could defeat the oil cartel is a primary target of his War on Drugs. If he can lead America to energy independence by convincing conservatives to legalize cultivation of the plant Thomas Jefferson called "America's most valuable crop" in the name of national security, the final spot on Mount Rushmore will be his.
Nixon knows that only a law-and-order, hippie-bashing conservative like himself could hope to buck America's richest families and most powerful corporations to pull off a caper this crazy. Who was your favorite character and why? Jenny--because she's smart and has enough of a sense of adventure to get into being Susannah, the famous go-go dancer.
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He does dialogue extremely well. His knowledge of the history of hemp and marijuana is impressive and he weaves it well into the story. If you could take any character from The Energy Caper, or Nixon in the Sky with Diamonds out to dinner, who would it be and why? I'd love to hear more of the story of how she got the idea of investing in what Andrew Mellon did as well as how she knew what painters to pick. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Some scenes were laugh out loud. If only real life were like the plot.
Seeing Nixon high on LSD would be more than amazing. The plot and characters were fun and the information on the history of hemp in America was fascinating.
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This was a very enjoyable historical walk through the Nixon era. The way the story let you in on our countries long standing lack of a cohesive energy policy through likeable characters and plot twists was really innovative. It was a great reimagination of what might have been taking the reader to unique places and encounters as if you were there and it really happened.
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I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and especially those who remember Nixon first hand or who find energy policy, or lack thereof, a worthy subject to ponder. I would strongly recommend this book.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? The Energy Caper is an energetic alternative history of the United States during the Kennedy and Nixon eras which answers the question, "What would have happened had JFK survived the assassination? My favorite character is Art McGill, the hero of the novel.
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It's always fun when a normal guy accomplishes marvelous things. Joining in the fun are President Richard Nixon and Dr. This Nixon is the same profane, venal S-O-B that made him such a hit in our universe, but here he is unleashed in a world where there was no Vietnam war to slow him down and Watergate is just a fancy hotel. The Arab oil embargo is driving the country toward a second Great Depression as motorists line up for hours to buy gasoline at any price.
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Desperate for alternatives to oil, Nixon learns of a plant which produces three times more biomass per acre than corn. It reminds me of Vonnegut and Joseph Heller and other writers who have an antic, comic way of making people think about serious matters. Makes you laugh at the imagined real possibilities while you weep at the missed real opportunities.
A truly enjoyable read!
Culture clashes, conservative versus liberal, and energy issues make this a most timely novel. In the s I was at the center of the battle by the oil companies to keep practical alternative fuels like methanol off the national energy agenda while permitting politically attractive corn ethanol to rise, and now fall, on its false premises. The Energy Caper explores how different the world would be if Nixon had kept his eye on being a great president.
The Energy Caper is a fun read even if you know nothing about hemp and just like a well-told story.