A Century of War

A Century of War : Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order

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This book is a gripping account of the murky world of the international oil industry and its role in world politics. Scandals about oil are familiar to most of us. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil enjoy a controversially close relationship. The US economy relies upon the cheap and unlimited supply of this single fuel. William Engdahl takes the reader through a history of the oil industry's grip on the world economy. His revelations are startling. Moving from the post-World War Ishow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w photos
  • 074532309X
  • 9780745323091
  • 610,042

About William Engdahl

William Engdahl has written on issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, beginning the first oil shock in the early 1970's. After a degree in politics from Princeton University and graduate study in comparative economics at the University of Stockholm, he worked as a free-lance writer in New York and later in Europe, covering subjects including IMF policy in the former Soviet Union, Third World debt issues, hedge funds and the Asia crisis. Mr. Engdahl has contributed regularly to a number of publications including Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine; Grant'sInvestor.com, European Banker and Business Banker International. He has spoken at numerous international conferences on geopolitical, economic and energy subjects, from London to Jakarta to Moscow. He currently lives in Germany and in addition to writing regularly on issues of economics, energy and international affairs, is active as ashow more

Table of contents

Foreword; 1. The Three Pillars of the British Empire; 2. The Lines are Drawn: Germany and the Geopolitics of the Great War. 3. A Global Fight for Control of Petroleum Begins. 4. Oil Becomes the Weapon, the Near East the Battleground. 5. Combined & Conflicting Goals: U.S. rivals Britain; 6. The Anglo-Americans Close Ranks; 7. Oil and a New World Order of Bretton Woods. 8. A Sterling Crisis and the Adenauer-de Gaulie Threat. 9. Running the world economy in reverse: Who made the 1970's oil shocks? 10. Europe, Japan and a response to the oil shock; 11. Imposing the New World Order; 12. From Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil; 13. A new millennium for oil geopolitics; Appendices; Index of namesshow more

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"'This is the only accurate account I have seen of what really happened with the price of oil in 1973. I strongly recommend reading it.' Sheikh Zaki Yamani, former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia 'I recommend this book to all who wish to know how the world is really run, what are the systems behind the sub-systems we perceive in the daily media, and what are the antecedents of the present global political dilemmas.' Dr Frederick Wills, former Foreign Minister, Guyana 'For those truly interested about how the world economy functions, this book will be greatly useful. The book treats especially well the political goals of Britain, a thread in modern history all too often overlooked.' Stephen J. Lewis, economist, City of London '... one of the most readable books I have ever seen. It will shock people, but it is needed. William Engdahl has found a common thread that ties hundreds of events which, at first glance, appear to be unassociated.' Leon D. Richardson, Far East Financial columnist, industrialist, advisory board, Sloan School of Management, Massachussetts Institute of Technology"show more
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