An open book launch at Daunt Books  in Marylebone. Platform’s new book The Oil Road – Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London is being published by Verso on September 20th. Platform friends & supporters are invited to help celebrate the end of two years of writing and ten years of research.

6:30-8pm, Tuesday 18th September @ Daunt Books

83/84 Marylebone High Street
London W1U 4QW

Daunt Books specialises in Travel Books, Guides & Atlases.

We’re publishing the book on the 18th anniversary of BP’s “Contract of the Century” to mark our continued challenging of the company’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

In a unique journey from the oil fields of the Caspian Sea to the refineries and financial centres of Northern Europe, the authors of The Oil Road track the concealed routes along which flows the lifeblood of our economy. The stupendous resource of Azerbaijani crude has long inspired dreams of a world remade. From the revolutionary Futurism of Baku in the 1920s to the unblinking Capitalism of modern London, the drive to control the region’s oil reserves – and hence people and events – has shattered environments and shaped societies.