Printer Friendly

Crude Oil, Crude Money: Aristotle Onassis, Saudi Arabia, and the CIA.


Crude Oil, Crude Money: Aristotle Onassis, Saudi Arabia, and the CIA

Thomas W. Lippman



266 pages




Lippman, an author and journalist, tells the story of how Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, and Texaco worked with the CIA and Department of State to thwart the plans of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, as he tried to corner the crude oil shipping market by signing a deal with the king of Saudi Arabia that would give his ships the right to transport almost all of the oil exported from the kingdom. The author describes the involvement of Onassis and his friends in business and politics; King Saud bin Abdul Aziz and his ministers; the major US oil companies that controlled the Saudi oilfields; the operators of shipping fleets; and the administration of President Eisenhower, which saw the deal as a challenge to the global economic and security order and an expansion of Soviet influence. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2019 Ringgold, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jun 1, 2019
Previous Article:Rewriting the Newspaper: The Storytelling Movement in American Print Journalism.
Next Article:Bring Your Brain to Work: Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |