Tessa Shanks 
Publicity Manager


Communications Department:

Manhattan Institute



ISBN 978-1-58648-853-6




About Author

Robert Bryce is a senior fellow with the Center for Energy Policy and the Environment at the Manhattan Institute. He has been writing about energy for two decades and his articles have appeared in numerous publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The Nation and The Atlantic Monthly to The Washington Post.

Bryce’s first book, Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron, was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2002 by Publishers Weekly. In 2004, he published Cronies: Oil, The Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, “America’s Superstate.” In 2008, he published Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of “Energy Independence.” A review of Gusher of Lies in the New York Times called Bryce “something of a visionary and perhaps even a revolutionary.”

His fourth book, Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, was published in April 2010 by PublicAffairs. The Wall Street Journal called Power Hungry “precisely the kind of journalism we need to hold truth to power.” The Washington Times said Bryce’s “magnificently unfashionable, superlatively researched new book dares to fly in the face of all current conventional wisdom and cant."

An experienced and engaging public speaker, Bryce has spoken to numerous professional and civic groups including the Bakersfield Business Conference, Cato Institute, Houston World Affairs Council, American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Attorneys General, and the Bruno Leoni Institute in Rome. He has lectured at universities including the University of Tulsa, University of North Carolina, National Defense University, St. Edwards University, Howard College, and the University of Texas. He also appears regularly on television and radio programs ranging from the BBC and CNN to PBS and NPR.

Bryce received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. An apiarist, he lives in Austin, with his wife, Lorin, and their three children, Mary, Michael, and Jacob.




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