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The Oil and the Glory: The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea

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After the Soviet Union crumbles, oil in the Caspian region becomes accessible to the West for the first time. LeVine takes readers from the pipeline ... Show synopsis

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Jojjg

A versatile read

by Jojjg on Feb 7, 2008

Any person with leanings toward the left or the right of the political spectrum will find this an interesting read..Oil & the Glory is very insightful regarding political maneuverings of the major Anglo American oil companies , US Government (through the Whitehouse & State Department), former Soviet Caspian Republics & Russia.. He uses primary sources (interviews) and secondary sources ( mainly NYT and WSJ). A Very good read.. I found it both intelectually stimulating & at times entertaining in an armchair like way .. he brings to life the personalites of the brokers, corporate executives & politicians involved. Levine Focuses on the period from glasnost to July 07

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