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Oil kings, Cooper, Andrew Scott



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Автор: Cooper, Andrew Scott
Название:  Oil kings   (Короли масла)
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
Классификация:
ISBN: 1439155178
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781439155172
ISBN: 1-439-15517-8
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-1-439-15517-2
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 416
Дата издания: 09.08.2011
Серия: History
Язык: English
Поставляется из: США
Описание: Increasing oil prices . . . America 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 Shahs 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 Shahs 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.




Progressive electronic keyboard for young beginners

Автор: Scott, Andrew
Название: Progressive electronic keyboard for young beginners
ISBN: 0947183426 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780947183424
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The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran

Автор: Cooper Andrew Scott
Название: The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran
ISBN: 0805098976 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780805098976
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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Описание: The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world`s most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East.

Juiceman

Автор: Cooper, Andrew
Название: Juiceman
ISBN: 0718183053 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780718183059
Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd
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Описание: Features over 100 delicious recipes that help achieve and maintain optimum health. This book offers some amazing ideas on what to do with waste pulp.

Moving health sovereignty in africa

Автор: Cooper, Professor Andrew F. Besada, Hany
Название: Moving health sovereignty in africa
ISBN: 1409450481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781409450481
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Описание: Today’s era of intense globalization has unleashed dynamic movements of people, pathogens, and pests that overwhelm the static territorial jurisdictions on which the governance provided by sovereign states and their formal intergovernmental institutions is based. This world of movement calls for new ideas and institutions to govern people’s health, above all in Africa, where the movements and health challenges are the most acute. This book insightfully explores these challenges in ways that put the perspectives of Africans themselves at centre stage. It begins with the long central and still compelling African health challenge of combating the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. It then examines the global governance responses by the major multilateral organizations of the World Bank and the World Trade Organization and the newer informal flexible democratically oriented ones of the Group of Eight. It also addresses the compounding health challenge created by climate change to assess both its intensifying impact on Africa and how all international institutions have largely failed to link climate and health in their governance response. It concludes with several recommendations about the innovative ideas and institutions that offer a way to closing the great global governance gaps and thus improving Africans’ health and that of citizens beyond.

East devon pebblebed heaths

Автор: Cooper, Andrew
Название: East devon pebblebed heaths
ISBN: 0955623901 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780955623905
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Описание: Woodbury, Bicton, East Budleigh and Aylesbeare commons are just a few of the areas that form the beautiful and historically important East Devon Pebblebed Heaths. This work traces the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths` geological, natural and social history from the Triassic period onwards and uncovers myths, monsters, drama, and the scars of war.

Playing in the Zone

Автор: Cooper, Andrew
Название: Playing in the Zone
ISBN: 1570621519 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781570621512
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1296 р.
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Описание: Our ancient ancestors believed that sports were a gift of the gods—that they were potent rituals, which, if performed correctly, would placate unseen powers, honor departed heroes, or improve the harvests. Today, sports still speak to deep yearnings, imaginings, and the irreducible need people feel to resonate with themselves and their world. But the hidden meaning, or "secret life," that lies at the heart of sports and gives them their force and magic goes largely unnoticed. The old baseball hand Wes Westrum once said, "Baseball is like church. Many attend, but few understand"—and the same could be said for sports in general.
In "Playing in the Zone, " Andrew Cooper explores this inner dimension of sports, drawing on mythology, the history of religion, his observations on popular culture, and a wonderful array of stories and anecdotes about the world's most accomplished athletes.
The author—a clinical psychologist and longtime Zen student—compares the intense focus of the mind that is often required in spiritual practice with the experience of "playing in the zone"—that quality of mind where the most remarkable athletic feats seem to occur effortlessly. He explores the "dark side" of sports, its brutality and violence, showing how it can also provide fertile ground for self-awareness and self-transformation. Particularly insightful is the author's discussion of how the heightened drama of sports offers a powerful vehicle for the expression of mythic imagery and symbols in popular culture.

Reflections for daily prayer

Автор: Brown, Rosalind Cooper, Gillian Croft, Steven Davison, Andrew Dawn, Maggi Gooder, Paula Graystone, Peter Gregory, Mary Guite, Malcolm Ineson, Emma
Название: Reflections for daily prayer
ISBN: 071514457X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780715144572
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Описание: Bible reading notes based on the Common Worship Lectionary. Each day, Monday to Saturday, some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition offer insightful, informed and inspiring reflections on one of the day`s readings for Morning Prayer. This volume covers the church year 2015/2016.

Dartmoor National Park

Автор: Cooper Andrew
Название: Dartmoor National Park
ISBN: 1900322838 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781900322836
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Описание: This book is a celebration of Dartmoor National Park, in its 60th birthday year - highlighting its beauty, wildlife and the cultural heritage of its special landscape and the people who live and work there.

Secret nature of the isles of scilly

Автор: Cooper, Andrew
Название: Secret nature of the isles of scilly
ISBN: 1903998514 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781903998519
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Описание: With over 200 colour photographs, and maps to guide the reader to places where rare wildlife can be seen, this is a comprehensive guidebook to the island`s wildlife, and to the species that are special to Scilly. It also includes an island-by-island guide to footpaths, trails, visitor centres and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Theories of international relations

Автор: Burchill, Scott Linklater, Andrew Devetak, Richard
Название: Theories of international relations
ISBN: 0230219225 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230219229
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Scott Fitzgerald

Автор: Turnbull, Andrew
Название: Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN: 0099466627 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099466628
Издательство: Random House
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Описание: Andrew Turnbull follows the life of one of America`s most enduring authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald lived on Turnbull`s family estate in the early 1930s and he befriended young Andrew. Their personal relationship and the hundreds of interviews with those who knew him capture the dramatic story of his flamboyant life.

Big j

Автор: Scott, Andrew Murray
Название: Big j
ISBN: 1904246338 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904246336
Издательство: Неизвестно
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