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The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made
The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Made
By Anthony Sampson
Viking, 1975, 334 pp

More than half this book is a first-rate popular history of the international oil industry, in which personalities, drama, and local color are arranged around some central ideas. The more detailed account of the events of recent years, while inevitably interesting, is less clear-cut and less persuasive.