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Oil Kings

Oil Kings - 11 edition

Oil Kings - 11 edition

ISBN13: 9781439155189

ISBN10: 1439155186

Oil Kings by Andrew Scott Cooper - ISBN 9781439155189
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Published: 2011
International: No
Oil Kings by Andrew Scott Cooper - ISBN 9781439155189

ISBN13: 9781439155189

ISBN10: 1439155186

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 11

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Summary

While America struggles with a recess ion, oil prices soar, revolution rocks the Middle East, European nations risk defaulting on their loans, and the world teeters on the brink of a possible global financial crisis. This is not a description of the present, however, but the 1970s. InThe Oil Kings, Andrew Cooper tells the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Drawing on newly declassified documents and interviews with some of the key figures of the time, Cooper follows the political posturing and backroom maneuvering that led the U.S. to switch to OPEC as its main supplier of oil from the Shah of Iran, a loyal ally and leading customer for American weapons. The subsequent loss of U.S. income destabilized the Iranian economy, while the U.S. embarked on a long relationship with the autocratic Saudi kingdom that continues to this day.

Brilliantly reported and filled with astonishing revelations-including how close the U.S. came to sending troops into the Persian Gulf to break the Arab oil embargo and how U.S. officials offered to sell nuclear power and nuclear fuel to the Shah-The Oil Kings is the history of an era that we thought we knew, an era whose momentous reverberations still influence events at home and abroad today.

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