oil business as I saw it; half a century with Sinclair. by William L. Connelly

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  • Sinclair, Harry Ford, 1876-,
  • Sinclair Oil Corporation.

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LC ClassificationsHD9569.S6 C6
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Pagination177 p.
Number of Pages177
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Open LibraryOL6156266M
LC Control Number54010213

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Oil business as I saw it; half a century with Sinclair. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Harry Ford Sinclair: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William L Connelly.

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That said, the book satisfies a degree of historical interest about the development of the oil extraction business as well as left-wing radicalism in the early 20th century. The first half is relatively satisfying if judged by storytelling standards, but that competence loses its grip as Lewis falls prey to his intstinct toward propaganda/5().

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Sinclair held a half interest in the Ajax pipeline, which was jeopardizing the entire Prairie system by siphoning off most of their pipeline traffic. But inSinclair sold its half to Standard Oil Company, along with its 50 percent interest in the Sinclair Crude Oil Purchasing Company, for $ million cash.

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Formed via the consolidation of 11 small petroleum companies inpresent-day Sinclair Oil operates refineries, gas stations, hotels, a ski resort and a cattle ranch. Harry Ford Sinclair (July 6, in Benwood, West Virginia – Novem in Pasadena, California) was an American industrialist, founder of Sinclair was implicated in the s Teapot Dome Scandal, and served six months in prison for jury ards he returned to his former life and enjoyed its prosperity until his death.

He was an avid owner of sports properties. The Oil Business as I Saw It: Half a Century with Sinclair. By W. Con-nelly. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiv + pp. Illustrations, appendix, and index. $) This small but attractive and interesting book contains the personal recol-lections of W.

Connelly, long regarded as the dean of petroleum executives. Sinclair continued his tireless and prolific output into the second half of the century, but by the early s, he had turned his attention to Mary, who was in poor health following a : There Will Be Blood wins a Golden Globes Award.

Read about it here. There Will Be Blood wins two Academy Awards. Read about it here. Penguin Books is proud to now be the sole publisher of Oil!, the classic novel by Upton Sinclair. After writing The Jungle, his scathing indictment of the meatpacking industry, Sinclair turned his sights on the early days of the California oil /5(11).

My first—and last—sight of Sinclair Lewis was in Union Square. Lewis Gannett, the book columnist for the New York Herald Tribune in the s, had somehow contrived to make himself a penthouse of sorts atop a factory there, and one night he gave a party at which Sinclair Lewis was the central fact.

From Gannett’s windows you could see down to the grubby commerce that surrounded the square. Sinclair's many, many topics for consideration include: the close relationship between business and the court system, industrial pollution of the environment, the incorporation of new immigrants into American society, and the place of the federal government in providing a safety net for the poor.

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From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Section 1. Section 2. Section 3. 3 other sections not shown. Other editions - View all. A Great Name in Oil: Sinclair Through Fifty Years Sinclair Oil Corporation Snippet view.

First edition of ‘The Jungle’ Reposted from the Archives and Special Collections blog. The Archives and Special Collections Department in the Library at CSU Dominguez Hills has received a generous donation of a collection relating to author Upton Sinclair ().

One of the most prolific authors of the 20th century, Sinclair saw “The Jungle,” his muckraking novel exposing the. The Oil Business in Latin America: The Early Years By John D.

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OK, so I skipped over the annexures. But this book is a must-read for any business student and also for any business journalism student.

Beautifully researched and put-together, it more than fulfills what it says on the cover; a History of the Standard Oil Company is what you'll get, from the POV of a critical outsider/5.

The company consolidated all of the oil production and refining in America under one company, which distressed Roosevelt because all of the oil in America would come from one corporate entity.

Chapter 20 In The Influence of Sea Power upon History, Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan argued that the U.S. Navy. It is based loosely on Upton Sinclair’s book, Oil!.

It is about a turn-of- the-century prospector in the early years of the oil business. Read Grapes of Wrath–the story of the Joad family leaving Oklahoma after the “Dust Bowl” to go to California, where prospects are rumored to be better.4/4(7). Upton Sinclair, Whose Muckraking Changed the Meat Industry.

T President Theodore Roosevelt signed two historic bills aimed at. There Will Be Blood is a American epic period drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, loosely based on the novel Oil. by Upton Sinclair. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a silver miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, and Dillon Freasier Music by: Jonny Greenwood. The opening of the twentieth century saw individual entrepreneurship in the United States yield to.

finance capitalism. In the second half of the nineteenth century, American life came to be dominated by the country's first big business, was using horizontal. Sinclair published more than 90 books before he died (at the age of 90) in —King Coal, Oil!, The Profits of Religion, The Flivver King, Money Writes!, The Moneychangers, The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education, The Goslings: A Study of the American Schools, et cetera—but none came anywhere close to the fame of The Jungle.

Harry F. Sinclair of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair was born in Wheeling, USA., 6 July He died in Pasadena, California 10 November Harry was a US oil producer.

Sinclair started out to become a pharmacist and entered the drug business with his father. In he went into the oil business. Harry was a colourful character. The book catapulted the then-twenty-seven-year-old author into international prominence, and Sinclair remained a highly acclaimed and widely read author until his death in What has been forgotten is that, although he wrote ninety-two books and twenty-nine pamphlets, for much of Sinclair’s career he was known as a “two book author.”.

With $50 million in assets, Harry Ford Sinclair borrowed another $20 million and formed Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation on May 1, Sinclair brought together a collection of several depressed oil properties, five small refineries and many untested leases-all acquired at bargain prices.

As he did so masterfully in The Jungle, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Upton Sinclair interweaves social criticism with human tragedy to create an unforgettable portrait of Southern California's early oil d by the oil scandals of the Harding administration in the s, Sinclair tells a gripping tale of avarice, corruption, and class warfare, featuring a cavalcade of characters.

OIL AND GAS de Moscoso, a survivor of the DeSoto expedition, recorded the first sighting of oil in the expedition was forced ashore in the area between Sabine Pass and High Island in Julythe explorers observed oil floating on the surface of the water.

They collected the asphaltic substance and used it to caulk their vessels. Upton Beall Sinclair was a rebel with a cause; indeed, a multitude of causes: clean meat, strong trade unions, abolition of child labor, birth control, Prohibition, utopian Socialism, an honest press, morality in business and industry, vegetarianism, mental telepathy and .Sinclair Dino Motor Oil, Aged Style 16 x 24 inch Gauge Metal Sign, USA Made Vintage Style Retro Garage Art RGL RG HomeDecorGarageArt 5 out of 5 stars () $ Favorite.Other articles where Oil!

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His searing novel The Wet Parade (; film ) is about.

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