Category : History
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780698170773
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Language : en
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The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses—that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel’s rise from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller’s monopoly. The beginning of the twentieth century is a time when vast fortunes were made and lost. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and right down Broadway in New York City, Peter Doran offers a richly detailed, fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest man at his own game.

Category : History
Editor : Basic Books
ISBN : 9781541673946
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes Anointed with Oil places religion and oil at the center of American history. As prize-winning historian Darren Dochuk reveals, from the earliest discovery of oil in America during the Civil War, citizens saw oil as the nation's special blessing and its peculiar burden, the source of its prophetic mission in the world. Over the century that followed and down to the present day, the oil industry's leaders and its ordinary workers together fundamentally transformed American religion, business, and politics -- boosting America's ascent as the preeminent global power, giving shape to modern evangelical Christianity, fueling the rise of the Republican Right, and setting the terms for today's political and environmental debates. Ranging from the Civil War to the present, from West Texas to Saudi Arabia to the Alberta Tar Sands, and from oil-patch boomtowns to the White House, this is a sweeping, magisterial book that transforms how we understand our nation's history.

Category : Medical
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781643131085
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Language : en
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For the first time since a 5th century Greek physician gave the name “cancer” (karkinos, in Greek) to a deadly disease first described in Egyptian Papyri, the medical world is near a breakthrough that could allow even the most conservative doctors and pragmatic patients to use the other “c word” – cure – in the same sentence as cancer. A remarkable series of events has brought us to this point, thanks in large part to a new ability to more efficiently harness the extraordinary power of the human immune system.The End of the Beginning is a remarkable history of cancer treatment and the evolution of our understanding of its dynamic interplay with the immune system. Through Michael Kinch’s personal experience as a cancer researcher and the head of the oncology program at a leading biotechnology company, we witness the incredible accumulation of breakthrough science and its rapid translation into life-saving technologies that have begun to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. In clear and accessible prose, Kinch details the remarkable history of people, science, technology and disease and presents thrilling next-generation technologies that hold the promise to eliminate cancer for some, and perhaps ultimately, for all.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN : 9781304974464
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Language : en
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How Mankind is really governed, by whom, and what they want--and why all of you skeptics, paranoiac pessimists, and ne’er-do-wells are correct in your reluctance to jump into the modern socio-economic hell-hole. I hope you sleeping/ignorant/naive citizens like the imminent future: being a domesticated animal in the coming World Order, nothing less than a modern re-run of that Medieval favorite, the Feudal Serf. Central Casting has changed the costumes this time around to reflect characters played by off-shore bank-drug-arms cartels, economic gangsters, tekkie twits, and political prostitutes. But the plot is the same: The rich take, you give, you die as miserable slaves. The top 2% wealthiest people in the world now hold $500+ trillion of humanity’s assets. They are focused on a shared plan that is not in your interest, one that is purposefully anti-human. The problem is not your dumbness or ignorance: it’s your belief that you know the truth, combined with your willingness to not question authority.

Category : American literature
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ISBN : CHI:37235404
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Language : en
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Category : Machinists
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ISBN : UIUC:30112058003457
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Language : en
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Vols. 42-57 (1930-45) include separately paged reports of secretary-treasurer, auditor, roster of officials and other documents dealing with the activities of the association.

Category : Banks and banking
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ISBN : PSU:000057719047
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Language : en
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Category : Banks and banking
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066375795
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Language : en
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Category : Railroad conductors
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ISBN : HARVARD:LI299U
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Language : en
Views : 950
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Category : Petroleum industry and trade
Editor : Library of Alexandria
ISBN : 9781465583352
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 815
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