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Business Builders in Oil
Nathan Aaseng ©2000

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  • 160 pages
  • 78 black-and-white photos, drawings, and maps
  • 7" x 9"
  • Reinforced library binding
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • World map of major oil discoveries
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-56-4
  • $22.95







“After an interesting introduction to the beginnings of the industry, Aaseng takes readers through a who’s 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.”
—School Library Journal

Profiled are Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller; Marcus Samuel of Royal Dutch/Shell; Pattillo Higgins and Andrew Mellon, Gulf; William Knox D’Arcy and British Petroleum; Frank Phillips and Phillips Petroleum; J. Paul Getty, Getty Oil; and Robert O. Anderson of ARCO.