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Black Gold: Britain and Oil in the Twentieth Century [Hardcover]

Charles More

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26 Mar 2009
This book presents a history of oil and its central role in politics and societies worldwide. This book tells the story of the raw material which shaped the twentieth century - and with it the destiny and development of modern Britain. From the first explorations, through oil-fuelled conflicts and the crises of the 1970s that convulsed the petroleum-guzzling nations of the developed world, this book examines the political, strategic, economic and social importance of oil.

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'[More's] tale is gripping ... its lessons are powerful. Echoes of today's controversies resonate throughout his story.' -- Financial Times

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Charles More has published widely on twentieth century British political, social and economic history. His books include Britain in the Twentieth Century and The Industrial Age: Economy and Society in Britain 1750-1995.

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