Blood And Oil

Author by : Bradley Hope
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Publisher by : John Murray
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Description : 'If you've ever wondered what would happen if limitless money met limitless power, wonder no longer, it's all here ... Terrifying, disturbing and ghastly' Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland 'Explosive' The Times '[A] Crisp page-turner of a book teeming with telling detail ... Splendid' Financial Times 'The fascinating and highly entertaining tale ... Fly-on-the-wall reporting and palace intrigue worthy of Machiavelli' John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood Longlisted for the 2020 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year Blood and Oil the explosive untold story of how Mohammed bin Salman and his entourage grabbed power in the Middle East and acquired a network of Western allies - including well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians - all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince. Through astonishing interviews with powerful insiders, Blood and Oil tells how MBS's cabal played the Saudi economy and capitalised on the omnipotence of feudal power while effectively stamping out dissent, before allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out. A story of breathtaking dealings that range from Riyadh to London, Paris to America, this is a thrilling and brutal investigation into extreme wealth, one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders, and the bid for Saudi transformation that is reverberating around the world. 'This is as close to the truth, to the real story of the corruption, vulgarities, horrors, and lies of the Kingdom and its current despot as we are likely to get. It also can be read as a Shakespearean story of utter greed' Seymour Hersh, author of Chain of Command


Blood Oil

Author by : Manucher Farmanfarmaian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : PEN/West Award Finalist " Told with energy, perception and great charm. . . . For anyone who wants to . . . gain insight into the great cultural and political richness of Iran, past, present and future, this book is a marvelous introduction." --Fred Halliday, Los Angeles Times Iran was the first country in the Middle East to develop an oil industry, and oil has been central to its tumultuous twentieth-century history. A finalist for the PEN/West Award, Blood and Oil tells the epic inside story of the battle for Iranian oil. A prominent member of one of Iran's most powerful aristocratic families--so feared by Khomeini that the entire clan was blacklisted--Prince Manucher Farmanfarmaian was raised in a harem at the heart of Iran's imperial court. With wit and provocative detail, he describes the days when he served as the Shah's oil adviser and pioneered the partnership that resulted in OPEC. Beautifully written and epic in its scope, this scintillating memoir provides a fascinating history of modern Iran. " Distinguished by its political acumen, historical sense, and vividness of description and anecdote. It is also notable for a wry sense of humour. . . . Amid the euphoria about the development of the oilfields of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, [its] lesson should be kept in mind." --Anatol Lieven, Financial Times "A book of stunning beauty . . . One of the best accounts of the cultural and political life of modern Iran, it is exquisite and intimate, rendered with art-istry and detail." --Fouad Ajami


Blood And Oil

Author by : Michael Klare
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : From the author of "Resource Wars," comes a landmark assessment of the critical role of petroleum in America's actions abroad. With clarity and urgency, "Blood and Oil" delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change the country's energy policies, before it spends the next decades paying for oil with blood.


The New Great Game

Author by : Lutz Kleveman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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Description : In the tradition of The Prize, Lutz Kleveman gives us the twenty-first-century chapter on the history, passion, and politics of oil and gas resources, and the struggle to control them in a critical part of the world. Using the concept of the "Great Game" that Rudyard Kipling immortalized in his novel Kim, Kleveman argues that there is now a new Great Game in the region, a modern variant of the nineteenth-century clash of imperial ambitions of Great Britain and Tsarist Russia. Traveling thousands of miles, from Turkmenistan (where statues of the country's leader are made of gold and line the thoroughfares) to the Afghan Hindu Kush, Kleveman met with the principal Great Game actors between Kabul and Moscow: oil barons, generals, diplomats, and warlords. Based on extensive research and travel in the Caucasus, the Caspian, and Central Asia, The New Great Game is a thrilling travel narrative through one of the world's last unexplored frontiers, and a savvy and incisive analysis of the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources.


Blood And Oil

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Blood And Oil In The Orient

Author by : Essad Bey
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : In his lively and witty quasi-autobiography, Essad Bey tells us the story of his childhood in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, and of his flight from the Russian Revolution in 1917, which brought him through half the Orient, through the Caucasus, then to Istanbul - where this book concludes - and finally to Berlin.


Blood And Oil

Author by : Manūchihr Farmānfarmāʼiyān
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A riveting saga of court intrigue and superpower manipulation, this stunning memoir, beautifully written and epic in scope, tells the dramatic inside story of Caspian oil and the rich, tumultuous history of 20th-century Iran.


Texas Boomtowns A History Of Blood And Oil

Author by : Bartee Haile
Languange : en
Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : On January 10, 1901, Beaumont awoke to the historic roar of the Spindletop gusher. A flood of frantic fortune seekers heard its call and quickly descended on the town. Over the next three decades, Texas's first oil rush transformed the sparsely populated rural state practically beyond recognition. Brothels, bordellos and slums overran sleepy towns, and thick, black oil spilled over once-green pastures. While dreams came true for a precious few, most settled for high-risk, dangerous jobs in the oilfields and passed what spare time they had in the vice districts fueled by crude. From the violent shanties of Desdemona and Mexia to Borger and beyond, wildcat speculators, grifters and barons took the land for all it was worth. Author Bartee Haile explores the story of these wild and wooly boomtowns. Book jacket.


Blood And Oil In The Orient

Author by : AsʻAd (Bey, of Azerbaijan.)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Blood And Oil

Author by : Manūchihr Farmānfarmāʼiyān
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House Incorporated
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Description : Profiles the Iranian prince from his birth into Iran's most powerful families to his career in the oil industry and his tenure as Iran's ambassador to Venezuela


Blood And Oil

Author by : Michael T. Klare
Languange : en
Publisher by : Metropolitan Books
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Description : From the author of Resource Wars, a landmark assessment of the critical role of petroleum in America's actions abroad In his pathbreaking Resource Wars, world security expert Michael T. Klare alerted us to the role of resources in conflicts in the post-Cold War world. Now, in Blood and Oil, he concentrates on a single precious commodity, petroleum, while issuing a warning to the United States-its most powerful, and most dependent, global consumer. Since September 11th and the commencement of the "war on terror," the world's attention has been focused on the relationship between U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the oceans of crude oil that lie beneath the region's soil. Klare traces oil's impact on international affairs since World War II, revealing its influence on the Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Carter doctrines. He shows how America's own wells are drying up as our demand increases; by 2010, the United States will need to import 60 percent of its oil. And since most of this supply will have to come from chronically unstable, often violently anti-American zones-the Persian Gulf, the Caspian Sea, Latin America, and Africa-our dependency is bound to lead to recurrent military involvement. With clarity and urgency, Blood and Oil delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change our energy policies, before we spend the next decades paying for oil with blood.


Blood And Oil

Author by : Bradley Hope
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Justin Scheck & Bradley Hope (coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale), this revelatory look at the world's most powerful ruling family reveals how a rift within Saudi Arabian royalty produced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a charismatic leader with a ruthless streak. *Longlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award* 35-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley. But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding 300 people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts. It seemed that he did not understand nor care about how the outside world would react to his displays of autocratic muscle-what mattered was the flex. Blood and Oil is a gripping work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders. Hope and Scheck show how MBS' precipitous rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of US-Saudi relations for more than 80 years: oil, for military protection. Caught in his net are well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince. The Middle East is already a volatile region. Add to the mix an ambitious prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for lucre, a tight relationship with the White House through President Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, and an apparent willingness to break anything-and anyone-that gets in the way of his vision, and the stakes of his rise are bracing. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become an unstable failed state and a magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it will have reverberations around the world.


Blood And Oil In The Orient

Author by : Essad (bey)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Blood And Oil

Author by : Jeremy Earp
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Blood And Oil In The Orient

Author by : Bey Essad
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Blood And Oil Don T Mix

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Black Thursday Blood And Oil

Author by : Martin W. Bowman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Description : This book describes the period when the American daylight offensive faltered and nearly failed and recalls the terrible losses suffered by Liberators on the low-level attack on the Ploesti oilfields in Rumania and by the B–17s on the notorious Schweinfurt and Regensburg raids which entered 8th Air Force folklore as Black Thursday. Fascinating anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and the hard-won experiences of the battle-scarred American fly-boys reveal the grim realities of air combat at four miles high above enemy occupied Europe, Berlin and the Ruhr. Grown up in the war they paint a revealing picture as only they can. The Mighty Eighth was an air force of hard-fighting, hard-playing fliers who suffered more casualties than the entire US Marine Corps in the Pacific Campaign. Here, in their own words are stories of survival and soul-numbing loss, of fly-boys who came together to fight an air war of the ferocity that had never been fought on such a vast scale before. While RAF Bomber Command was waging war at night, the 8th Air Force B–17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators bombed by day in a 24-hour round the clock campaign. This is also a partly a strategic history with a behind-the-scenes look at deployment of the bomber groups and the fighter escorts that would eventually become their salvation on the interminable deep penetration raids into the Greater Reich.


Blood And Nukes For Oil

Author by : Peter Navarro
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson Education
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Description : This Element is an excerpt from The Coming China Wars: Where They Will Be Fought and How They Can Be Won (ISBN: 9780132359825) by Peter Navarro. Available in print and digital formats. How China’s no-holds-barred race for oil is destabilizing the world and causing massive human misery. China’s rapidly expanding thirst for petroleum sent gas and oil prices soaring. China’s brass-knuckled, amoral approach to securing its oil reserves is facilitating such tragedies as the slaughter of Burmese protestors and the Darfur genocide. China’s willingness to trade “blood and nukes for oil” is also rapidly accelerating the global arms race and nuclear proliferation.


The New Great Game

Author by : Lutz Kleve Man
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A fearless & exacting portrait of a new battleground in the violent politics & passion of oil: Central Asia. The Caspian Sea contains the world's largest amount of untapped oil & gas resources. Using the concept of the Great Game”, Kleveman argues that now a New Great Game rages in the region, a modern variant of the 19th-century clash of imperial ambitions of Great Britain & Tsarist Russia. Only this time the stakes are raised. Desperate to wean itself from dependence on the powerful OPEC cartel, the U.S. is now pitted in this struggle against Russia, China, & Iran, all competing for dominance of the Caspian region, its resources & pipeline routes. Also involved are the brash new entrepreneurs who have taken control after the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Blood And Oil

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Oil Blood And Sand

Author by : Robert Lee Baker
Languange : en
Publisher by : London, Appleton
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Blood And Oil

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Blood And Belief

Author by : David Biale
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity—as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same literary, cultural, and religious origins, on the question of blood the two religions have followed quite different trajectories. For instance, while Judaism rejects the eating or drinking of blood, Christianity mandates its symbolic consumption as a central sacrament. How did these two traditions, both originating in the Hebrew Bible's cult of blood sacrifices, veer off in such different directions? With his characteristic wit and erudition, David Biale traces the continuing, changing, and often clashing roles of blood as both symbol and substance through the entire sweep of Jewish and Christian history from Biblical times to the present.


The New American Imperialism

Author by : Vassilis Fouskas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Examines the staying power of the global supremacy of the United States, which is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance in Eurasia is sustained.


No Blood For Oil

Author by : Sijbren de Jong
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
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Description : This report was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Defense (MOD) with the aim of strengthening Dutch policy on economic security. It specifically investigates ways in which the Dutch armed forces can contribute to resolving economic security challenges for the Netherlands


Oil

Author by : Matthew Yeomans
Languange : en
Publisher by : ReadHowYouWant.com
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Description : Matthew Yeomans begins his investigation into the role of oil in America by trying to spend a day without oil - only to stumble before exiting the bathroom (petroleum products play a role in shampoo, shaving cream, deodorant, and contact lenses). When Oil was published in cloth last year, it was quickly recognized as the wittiest and most accessible guide to the product that drives the U.S. economy and undergirds global conflict. The book sparked reviews and editorials across the country from the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and The Nation to Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired and others. Author Michael Klare (Blood and Oil) called it ''a clear, comprehensive overview of the U.S. oil industry . . . in one compact and highly readable volume,'' and Boldtype praised Yeomans's ''crisp journalistic voice. . . Understanding the business of oil is essential in any modern dialog of power, politics, or the almighty buck, and Yeomans delivers a well-researched and gripping read.'' Illustrated with maps and graphics - and now with an all-new afterword - Oil contains a brief history of gasoline, an analysis of the American consumer's love affair with the automobile, and a political anatomy of the global oil industry, including its troubled relationship with oil-rich but democracy-poor countries.


Blood Of The Earth

Author by : Dilip Hiro
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nation Books
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Description : A history of oil--and the way it revolutionized civilian life, war, and world politics—that sets the stage for the coming oil wars of the 21st Century. When the Great Powers switched from coal to oil to run their navies just before World War I, it heralded a change in global politics comparable to the introduction of gunpowder in 1040. Oil became the chief strategic weapon of war. The victors' conclusion that oil--the "blood of the earth"--proved to be the "blood of victory" in that war has applied to all major conflagrations since. With petroleum becoming an indispensable part of modern life--from fertilizers and gasoline to plastics, polyethylene, and pharmaceuticals--it has emerged as the prized commodity for which wars are fought. [from publisher description].