Pt. 1. The problem of America's energy dependence. America's plunge into reliance on foreign oil -- A forgotten victory gives hope : how America solved its last energy crisis and cut oil imports in half -- Lapsing back into oil addiction : retreating from battle under presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush -- Blood and treasure : the heavy cost of dependence on Middle East oil -- Fossil fuels and global warming : a dangerous experiment with the planet -- The magic and limits of market-based solutions -- Seeing through the ideological blinders (of the right and the left) -- Pt. 2. Seven economically and politically viable paths to Energy independence. Solution one : store massive emergency reserves -- Solution two : drive the car of the future -- Solution three : bring alternative fuels to market -- Solution four : plug into an electric future -- Solution five : adopt energy taxes liberals and conservatives can like -- Solution six : make energy conservation a patriotic duty -- Solution seven : throw some "Hail Marys" -- Pt. 3. What we need from national leaders (and from voters).