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Black Gold

Author : Albert Marrin
ISBN : 9780375859687
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to the role of oil as an essential resource that drives the modern world explains its use in everyday products and tools while revealing how oil has influenced every aspect of today's economy, politics and culture. By the author of Sitting Bull and His World.

Black Gold

Author : Albert Marrin
ISBN : 9780375896866
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Oil is not pretty, but it is a resource that drives the modern world. It has made fortunes for the lucky few and provided jobs for millions of ordinary folks. Thick and slippery, crude oil has an evil smell. Yet without it, life as we live it today would be impossible. Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers the machines that make the everyday things we take for granted, from shopping bags to computers to medical equipment. Nations throughout the last century have gone to war over it. Indeed, oil influences every aspect of modern life. It helps shape the history, society, politics, and economy of every nation on earth. This riveting new book explores what oil is and the role this precious resource has played in America and the world.

Fdr And The American Crisis

Author : Albert Marrin
ISBN : 9780385753616
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The definitive biography of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt for young adult readers, from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin. Brought up in a privileged family, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had every opportunity in front of him. As a young man, he found a path in politics and quickly began to move into the public eye. That ascent seemed impossible when he contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But with a will of steel he fought the disease—and public perception of his disability—to become president of the United States of America. FDR used that same will to guide his country through a crippling depression and a horrendous world war. He understood Adolf Hitler, and what it would take to stop him, before almost any other world leader did. But to accomplish his greater goals, he made difficult choices that sometimes compromised the ideals of fairness and justice. FDR is one of America’s most intriguing presidents, lionized by some and villainized by others. National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin explores the life of a fascinating, complex man, who was ultimately one of the greatest leaders our country has known.


Author : Albert Marrin
ISBN : 9780553509380
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 78. 10 MB
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On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II— from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? Uprooted takes a close look at the history of racism in America and carefully follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation’s most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it also illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together. Today, America is still filled with racial tension, and personal liberty in wartime is as relevant a topic as ever. Moving and impactful, National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin’s sobering exploration of this monumental injustice shines as bright a light on current events as it does on the past.


Author : Sonia Shah
ISBN : 9781609800635
Genre : History
File Size : 31. 29 MB
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Crude is the unexpurgated story of oil, from the circumstances of its birth millions of years ago to the spectacle of its rise as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. In addition to fueling our SUVs and illuminating our cities, crude oil and its byproducts fertilize our produce, pave our roads, and make plastic possible. "Newborn babies," observes author Sonia Shah, "slide from their mothers into petro-plastic-gloved hands, are swaddled in petro-polyester blankets, and are hurried off to be warmed by oil-burning heaters." The modern world is drenched in oil; Crude tells how it came to be. A great human drama emerges, of discovery and innovation, risk, the promise of riches, and the power of greed. Shah infuses recent twists in the story with equal drama, through chronicles of colorful modern-day characters — from the hundreds of Nigerian women who stormed a Chevron plant to a monomaniacal scientist for whom life is the pursuit of this earthblood and its elusive secret. Shah moves masterfully between scientific, economic, political, and social analysis, capturing the many sides of the indispensable mineral that we someday may have to find a way to live without.

Curse Of The Black Gold

Author : Ed Kashi
ISBN : 1576875474
Genre : Photography
File Size : 55. 99 MB
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Now in paperback, Curse of the Black Gold is a graphic look at the profound cost of oil exploitation in West Africa. World-renowned photo-journalist Ed Kashi traces 50 years of interest in Nigerian oil and the resulting degradation and community conflicts that have plagued the region. This is the first book to document what has been called the 'scramble for African oil'. Kashi exposes the reality of its impact, providing a compelling pictorial history of one of the world's great deltaic areas.

Oil Dollars Debt And Crises

Author : Mahmoud A. El-Gamal
ISBN : 9780521720700
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 42. 92 MB
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This book explains the links between past and present oil crises, financial crises, and geopolitical conflicts.

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