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Main Title Oil : money, politics, and power in the 21st century /
Author Bower, Tom.
Publisher Grand Central Pub.,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 464589684
ISBN 9780446547987; 0446547980
Subjects Petroleum industry and trade ; Petroleum industry and trade--Economic aspects ; Petroleum industry and trade--Political aspects ; Petroleum products--Prices ; Energy policy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  HD9560.5 .B568 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/22/2011
Edition 1st Grand Central Pub. ed.
Collation xviii, 490 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-474) and index.
Contents Notes
"A groundbreaking, in-depth, and authoritative twenty-year history of the hunt and speculation for our most vital natural resource...The story of oil is a story of high stakes and extreme risk. It is the story of the crushing rivalries between men and women exploring for oil five miles beneath the sea, battling for control of the world's biggest corporations, and gambling billions of dollars twenty-four hours every day on oil's prices. It is the story of corporate chieftains in Dallas and London, traders in New York, oil-oligarchs in Moscow, and globe-trotting politicians--all maneuvering for power..."--Dust jacket flap. The emperor -- The explorer -- The master trader -- The casualty -- The star -- The booty hunters -- The oligarchs -- The suspect traders -- The crisis -- The hunter -- The aggressors -- The antagonists -- The shooting star -- The twister -- The gamble -- The downfall -- The alarm -- The struggle -- The survivor -- The backlash -- The confession -- The oligarch's squeeze -- The frustrated regulator.