The Oil Kings

How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
Author: Andrew Scott Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439157138
Category: History
Page: 544
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struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s. Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to an oil shortage initiated by Arab nations in retaliation for American support of Israel in the Arab- Israeli war. The price of oil skyrocketed, causing serious inflation. One man the U.S. could rely on in the Middle East was the Shah of Iran, a loyal ally whose grand ambitions had made him a leading customer for American weapons. Iran sold the U.S. oil; the U.S. sold Iran missiles and fighter jets. But the Shah’s economy depended almost entirely on oil, and the U.S. economy could not tolerate annual double-digit increases in the price of this essential commodity. European economies were hit even harder by the soaring oil prices, and several NATO allies were at risk of default on their debt. In 1976, with the U.S. economy in peril, President Gerald Ford, locked in a tight election race, decided he had to find a country that would sell oil to the U.S. more cheaply and break the OPEC monopoly, which the Shah refused to do. On the advice of Treasury Secretary William Simon and against the advice of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Ford made a deal to sell advanced weaponry to the Saudis in exchange for a modest price hike on oil. Ford lost the election, but the deal had lasting consequences. The Shah’s economy was destabilized, and disaffected elements in Iran mobilized to overthrow him. The U.S. had embarked on a long relationship with the autocratic Saudi kingdom that continues to this day. Andrew Scott Cooper draws on newly declassified documents and interviews with some key figures of the time to show how Nixon, Ford, Kissinger, the CIA, and the State and Treasury departments—as well as the Shah and the Saudi royal family— maneuvered to control events in the Middle East. He details the secret U.S.-Saudi plan to circumvent OPEC that destabilized the Shah. He reveals how close the U.S. came to sending troops into the Persian Gulf to break the Arab oil embargo. The Oil Kings provides solid evidence that U.S. officials ignored warning signs of a potential hostage crisis in Iran. It discloses that U.S. officials offered to sell nuclear power and nuclear fuel to the Shah. And it shows how the Ford Administration barely averted a European debt crisis that could have triggered a financial catastrophe in the U.S. Brilliantly reported and filled with astonishing details about some of the key figures of the time, 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.

Mit der Ölwaffe zur Weltmacht

der Weg zur neuen Weltordnung
Author: Frederick William Engdahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783938516195
Category:
Page: 430
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King of Oil

Marc Rich - Das abenteuerliche Leben des Rohstoff-Tycoons und Glencore-Gründers
Author: Daniel Ammann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783280055625
Category:
Page: 317
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Oil King Courage


Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695147
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
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When the Edmonton Oil Kings discover Reuben Reuben has a hockey game as unforgettable as his name and his Inuit heritage, life changes in a hurry for him and his best friend Gear. A wealthy businessman sponsors a three-on-three pond-hockey tour across the western Arctic, and Reuben and Gear soon find out the tournament is not what they thought.

Wo das Dunkel schläft


Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: script5
ISBN: 3732008959
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 496
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Träume, die zu Albträumen werden, eine verbotene Liebe und eine mysteriöse Dunkelheit, die das Leben der Raven Boys für immer verändern wird: Im vierten und abschließenden Band dieser einzigartigen Fantasy-Buchreihe zeigt New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Maggie Stiefvater noch einmal ihr meisterhaftes Können und verzaubert jugendliche und erwachsene Leser mit poetischer Erzählkunst und Spannung bis zur allerletzten Seite. Eine beängstigende Dunkelheit hat sich über die Ley-Linien gelegt und droht, den magischen Wald Cabeswater für immer zu zerstören. Für Blue und die Raven Boys beginnt damit ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit auf der Suche nach dem Grab des sagenumwobenen Königs Glendower. Denn wenn sie es nicht finden, wird Blues Kuss für Gansey tödlich sein. Und dieser Kuss wird für beide immer unausweichlicher ...

Oil and Gas

The Business and Politics of Energy
Author: Ustina Markus
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137339721
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 410
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Oil and Gas explores the business and politics of this complex industry from a regional perspective. This book combines theory, practice and a range of international case studies to provide a comprehensive overview of energy management.

Dictionary of Figures in the Book of Revelation


Author: Ph. D. James E. Smith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557135567
Category: Religion
Page: 306
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Alphabetical listing of symbolism, terms and phrases used in the Book of Revelation; exploring the biblical backgrounds of the language used as translated in The Holy Bible, New International Version and the American Standard Version.

Daily Report

Foreign Radio Broadcasts
Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World politics
Page: N.A
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Der Fornit

unheimliche Geschichten
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548263779
Category:
Page: 250
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Acht unterschiedliche Werke aus der Feder des "King of Horror", die eines gemeinsam haben: Gänsehaut-Garantie. Ein Junge findet auf dem Dachoden einen scheinbar harmlosen Spielzeugaffen, der den Tod bringt. Ein Paranoider lässt den Leser durch seine Augen blicken. Und ein Schiffbrüchiger wird auf einer felsigen Insel angespült - ohne Nahrung, doch mit seinem Chirurgenbesteck und zwei Kilo Heroin ... (Klappentext).

Oil!


Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201763
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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There Will Be Blood wins a 2008 Golden Globes Award. Read about it here. There Will Be Blood wins two 2008 Academy Awards. Read about it here. Penguin Books is proud to now be the sole publisher of Oil!, the classic 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair. After writing The Jungle, his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil industry in a highly entertaining story featuring a cavalcade of characters including senators, oil magnets, Hollywood film starlets, and a crusading evangelist. This lively and panoramic book, which was recently cited by David Denby in the New Yorker as being Sinclair’s “most readable” novel, is now the inspiration for the Paramount Vantage major motion picture, There Will Be Blood. It is the long-awaited film from Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most admired filmmakers working today whose previous movies, Boogie Nights and Magnolia were both multiple Academy Award nominees. The movie stars Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs of New York, My Left Foot) and Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine). Paramount Vantage will be releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles on December 26, 2007 and go nationwide in January. This is the same company responsible for Babel and A Mighty Heart and the current releases, Into the Wild, Margot at the Wedding, and The Kite Runner. As wars rage on in the oil region and as anxiety over natural resources rise, the subject of this book, which celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2007, is more timely than ever.

All Hands


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Trading States of the Oil Rivers

A Study of Political Development in Eastern Nigeria
Author: G. I. Jones
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825847777
Category: Social Science
Page: 262
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This vivid account of the rise of the remarkable slave and palm oil trading states in the Niger delta in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries also analyses the relation of political development to economic change. The author's field studies among the Ijo, Ibibio, and Ibo peoples have made possible an analysis of the essential processes of economic and political transformation which lay behind the oral traditions. There are also detailed and often lively accounts of the European traders. The study concentrates on the two principal Oil Rivers states which nineteenth century writers called New Calabar and Grand Bonny. For purposes of comparison the adjacent states of Brass (Nem?) and Okrika, the Andoni peoples and the Efik state known to Europeans as Old Calabar are also examined. The study ends in 1884, the year that marks the beginning of the Brithsh Protectorate government and with it the end of indigenous systems of government which characterised these Oil River States during the nineteenth century. The monarchies established in the eighteenth century by King Pepple of Bonny and King Armakiri of Kalabari and the political and economic organisations developed under their rule were coming to, or had already come to, an end, with new oligarchies developing in their place.

Engineering administration


Author: Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Expositions of Holy Scripture: Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth and First Book of Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings, and Second Kings Chapters I to VII


Author: N.A
Publisher: CCEL
ISBN: 1610251296
Category:
Page: N.A
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Auf immer gejagt (Königreich der Wälder 1)


Author: Erin Summerill
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646928409
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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*** Ein überraschendes, fesselndes Abenteuer und eine wunderschöne Liebesgeschichte! *** Im Wald kennt Tessa sich aus, er ist ihr Zuhause. Im Dorf jedoch wird sie nur geduldet, obwohl ihr Vater Saul der Kopfgeldjäger des Königs ist. Denn ihre Mutter beherrschte Magie, und die ist in Malam verboten. Als Saul getötet wird, hat die junge Fährtenleserin nur eine Chance auf ein sicheres Leben: Sie muss im Auftrag des Königs den angeblichen Mörder jagen – Cohen, der Gehilfe ihres Vaters. Der Junge, den sie heimlich liebt! Tessas besondere Gabe sagt ihr, dass Cohen schuldig ist. Aber ihr Herz spricht eine andere Sprache.

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates".
Author: William Cobbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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One and Two Kings


Author: Volkmar Fritz
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451419498
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative books of 1 and 2 Kings appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. Fritz combines historical, literary, and archaeological approaches in an engaging synthesis. While he addresses issues of the deuteronomic redaction, the author does not become bogged down in technical discussions or allow this to overshadow the holistic interpretation of the text.

The Soveraigne Power of Parliaments and Kingdomes

Divided Into Foyre Parts
Author: William Prynne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 620
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