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The Seven Sisters

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Exxon, Gulf, Texaco, Mobil, Socal, BP, and Shell: five huge American companies, one British company, and one Anglo-Dutch concern dominated the world of oil for most of the century following the first Pennsylvania strike. How did this largest and most critical of the world's industries come under the control of these seven giants, and what will happen to them now, balanced ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published October 27th 1975 by Viking (first published 1975)
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Sisa Petse
Mar 26, 2012 Sisa Petse rated it really liked it
This is the history of oil and oil companies. Chapter two open with the words “The American beauty rose can be produced in its entire splendour only by sacrificing the early buds that grow up around it”-John D Rockefeller. There is nothing better that prepares you for what’s to come. The statement encapsulates the predatory nature of these oil companies. The books also explains the behind the scenes of how democracy was subverted and sacrificed in countries that were on the way of these companie ...more
Jay Jani
Jul 09, 2014 Jay Jani rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Oil enthusiasts
Recommended to Jay by: Noone
Nice read for those interested in History of Oil.... But rather than giving many irrelevant insider stories, it could have been much better if author would have correlated world events with events in oil industry. Many rubbish details make it a tedious book and fouls the fun of the book.
Czarny Pies
Jan 10, 2016 Czarny Pies rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: No one. This was a fine book in its day but it has clearly been superseded.
Shelves: american-history
There is absolutely no reason today to read this fine book which was published in 1974 to explain to the general public why the great oil price crisis of 1973 occurred and what had been the role of the "Seven Sisters" (i.e. the cartel of five American and two British oil producers that had directed and controlled world oil production since the 1920s). This is a work of journalism that used only material of public record and thus needs to be rewritten today.

Sampson managed to please everyone. To
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THE SEVEN SISTERS menuturkan kisah belakang layar tujuh perusahaan minyak raksasa yang telah merajai dunia minyak selama lima puluh tahun—Exxon (Esso), Gulf, Texaco, Mobil, dan Socal (Chevron) dari Amerika, serta Shell dan BP dari Eropa—berikut hubungan mereka yang penuh badai dengan pemerintah negara asal mereka, yang berujung krisis energi sekarang ini.

BUKU THE SEVEN SISTERS ini menelusuri pertempuran-pertempuran penentu untuk mendapatkan kendali atas minyak, serta masalah yang berulang dan ke
Brendan  McAuliffe
Aug 28, 2007 Brendan McAuliffe rated it liked it
We're down to five sisters now after some big time mergers aren't we ?
Jun 17, 2015 Jim rated it really liked it
armand hammer, international man of mystery
Aug 08, 2011 Angel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Historia; Anthony Sampson relata la historia de las 7 compañias petroleras más grandes del mundo desde sus origenes hasta la creación de la OPEP para enfrentarlas en sus abusos. realmente me hizo odiar el petroleo.
Jan 28, 2015 SEEREAD rated it really liked it
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A detailed history of of oil corporations and producers up through the mid-seventies. Deserves an update/follow-up. Any suggestions?
Teguh Setiawan
Apr 21, 2016 Teguh Setiawan rated it really liked it
A good read!
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