Andrew Scott Cooper

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Andrew Scott Cooper holds advanced degrees from Columbia University, University of Aberdeen, and Victoria University. Dr. Cooper has worked at the United Nations and Human Rights Watch and is a columnist for PBS/Frontline's Tehran Bureau.

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Books by this Author

The Oil Kings


The Quest for Oil

Andrew Scott Cooper draws on newly declassified documents and interviews with some key figures of the 1970s to show how Nixon, Ford, Kissinger, the CIA, and the State and Treasury departments—as well as the Shah and the Saudi royal family— maneuve...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Follow your interests.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. To Napoleon: "Have you packed your winter boots?"

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Researching and writing THE OIL KINGS.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. The lack of gluten-free food options.


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