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Riassunto: Exxon, Gulf, Texaco, Mobil, Socal, BP, and Shell: five huge American companies, one British company, and one Anglo-Dutch concern dominated the world of oil for most of the century following the first Pennsylvania strike. How did this largest and most critical of the world's industries come under the control of these seven giants, and what will happen to them now, balanced on the tightrope between the demands of consumers and their partnership with the producing countries of OPEC? To answer these questions Anthony Sampson traveled the world from Houston to Vienna, from London, Washington, and New York to Tehran and Riyadh, interviewing sheikhs, politicians, and oil executives. His findings make a dramatic, engrossing, and urgently important book.
Beginning with the birth of the companies, we see how they developed their own personalities and techniques, and how they combined, even while competing, to carve up world sources and markets. The breakup of Standard Oil in 1911, the Achnacarry Castle meeting of 1928, Abadan, Mossadeq, Libya in 1970, the Yom Kippur War and the 1973 oil embargo and the energy crisis, the Senate multinational hearings -- all the clashes, crises, and turning-points are seen as elements of the great industrial epic of modern times.
One of the main factors distinguishing this book from the vast existing oil literature is the emphasis on the human side -- the people who made the Sisters, those who run them today, and those who fought them: the independents, the producing countries, the trustbusters, and the home governments.
One dominating question runs through this book: Who shall control? In all its astonishing history, oil has consistently flowed into the hands of a monopoly or cartel. As the companies move from confrontation to collusion with the producing countries, the consumer stands helpless. This gripping and remarkably objective book is vital to understanding what makes our industrial society work and how we can help it to go on working.
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Descrizione libro Hodder, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. The cover image and date may vary. This is a used book. Potential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ETC.) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0000965658
Descrizione libro London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. xv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Codice libro della libreria 33jb188
Descrizione libro Hodder, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Dust Jacket Included. *Used – Internally OK just the odd page with the odd small mark* D/J with ear to edges - small tears and chips (See my images) Still Good as a reading / reference copy. UK seller, Dispatched within 24 Hours Mon – Fri, except bank holidays, otherwise next business day – excellent service guaranteed.; 8.90 X 6 X 1.20 inches; 288 pages. Codice libro della libreria P758-995-0614K
Descrizione libro Hodder, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0340194278
Descrizione libro Hodder. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0340194278 334 unmarked pages but for owner's name and date on front decorated flyleaf. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria SKU1002923
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. The Seven Sisters: Great Oil Companies and the World They Made. Codice libro della libreria Amz5235012