Albert Marrin


Born
in New York, The United States
July 24, 1936

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Albert Marrin is a historian and the author of more than twenty nonfiction books for young people. He has won various awards for his writing, including the 2005 James Madison Book Award and the 2008 National Endowment for Humanities Medal. In 2011, his book Flesh and Blood So Cheap was a National Book Award Finalist. Marrin is the Chairman of the History Department at New York's Yeshiva University.

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Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The...

3.79 avg rating — 1,467 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Years of Dust

3.82 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Uprooted: The Japanese Amer...

3.80 avg rating — 266 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Very, Very, Very Dreadful: ...

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Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

3.82 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Black Gold: The Story of Oi...

3.68 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Hitler

3.84 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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The Yanks Are Coming: The U...

3.75 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow:...

3.66 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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“Words have consequences.”
Albert Marrin

“By the fall of 1918, it was clear that a nation's prosperity, even its very survival, depended on securing a safe, abundant supply of cheap oil.”
Albert Marrin, Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives

“Rising demand for oil exposed Europe, and later America, to oil shocks - serious interruptions in supply. Like a pebble tossed into a pond, an oil shock creats ripples, or effects, felt everywhere.

Oil shocks have two causes. The first is natural, because existing oil fields may not yield enough to satisfy demand. Scarcity results in higher prices for oil products, reducing our standard of living. Natural scarcity was not a problem in the world's major producing areas until recently.

The second cause of oil shocks is political. Political shocks happen when governments of oil-producing countries reduce or halt supply to gain the upper hand in dealings with other governments. This is the case in the Middle East, where oil has often mixed with politics, religion, and blood. The reasons for this have shaped the history of recent times.”
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