Century of War (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2012-05-02
Upplaga
3
Förlag
Progressive Press
Illustrationer
7 b/w photos
Dimensioner
222 x 146 x 19 mm
Vikt
476 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781615774920
Century of War (häftad)

Century of War

Anglo-American Oil Politics & the New World Order

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This Book is a Gripping Account of the Murky World of the Anglo-American Oil Industry and its Hidden Role in World Politics. -- William Engdahl takes the reader through the history of how seven giant oil companies - five American and two British - developed a controlling grip on the world's economy unprecedented in history. This is no ordinary history of oil. It is a history of global politics, more precisely of global geopolitics - how control of strategic geographical pivot regions first British and later American interests to control in large part the world economy. -- The book sheds light for the first time on such events as the 1973 oil shock - a sudden 400% rise in the price of the world's most essential commodity in a matter of weeks. What William Engdahl reveals, with flawless documentation, will shock most people. The implications are even more devastating. He also documents how oil played an essential role in the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union, in the rise and fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, in the US occupation of Iraq and countless other events not normally understood in such a light.
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This book is definitely not for the fearful or inattentive reader. It goes to the fundamentals... an extraordinary work that sheds lights on the problems of our society. -- Col. Fletcher Prouty, USAF (ret.) "author of The Secret Team"

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Preface to 2004 edition; The Three Pillars of the British Empire; Europe, Japan & a Response to the Oil Shock; Imposing the New World Order; From Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil; A New Millennium for Oil Geopolitics; The Lines are Drawn: Germany & the Geopolitics of the Great War; A Global Fight for Control of Petroleum Begins; Oil Becomes the Weapon, the Near East the Battleground; Combined & Conflicting Goals: U.S. Rivals Britain; The Anglo-Americans Close Ranks; Oil & a New World Order of Bretton Woods; A Sterling Crisis & the Adenauer-de Gaulle Threat; Running the World Economy in Reverse: Who Made the 1970s Oil Shocks?; Index.