The globe-spanning story of the oil industry from the first strikes of the 19th century through the Gulf War. The industry's colorful characters and oil's key role in 20th century history are brought to life by participants and historians.
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 Himself - Author, The Prize (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Norman Cooley ...
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The globe-spanning story of the oil industry from the first strikes of the 19th century through the Gulf War. The industry's colorful characters and oil's key role in 20th century history are brought to life by participants and historians.

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Astounding Documentary On The Corruptive Power Of Oil
9 May 2003 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Surprise - just about everything you ever knew about oil and power is wrong.

This terrific documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book presents an incredibly incisive and insightful story based one on bold premise:

All wars and world economy since WWI has been driven by the need to control access to oil.

From Japan attacking Pearl Harbor, to Hitler opening a second front on Russia (muchless the recent Middle East wars), the startling fact is oil has been an underlying motivation for war and economic power struggles.

Loaded with detail, trivia, history and hard-fact reportage.

Don't miss this one - once seen, you'll never look at oil, power and history in the same perspective again. Outstanding.


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