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Nathan Aaseng ©2000
After an interesting introduction to the beginnings of the industry,
Aaseng takes readers through a whos who of its greatest pioneers.
. . . Each biography gives excellent insights into the individual, the
period, and the industry at that time. The portraits are easy to understand,
well researched, authoritative, and fascinating to read. Black-and-white
photographs of the men and oil sites enhance the well-written text. .
. . Teachers will find enough information for lively discussions about
the oil industry.
Profiled are Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller; Marcus Samuel of Royal Dutch/Shell; Pattillo Higgins and Andrew Mellon, Gulf; William Knox DArcy and British Petroleum; Frank Phillips and Phillips Petroleum; J. Paul Getty, Getty Oil; and Robert O. Anderson of ARCO.