Oil Baron of the Southwest: Edward L. Doheny and the Development of the Petroleum Industry in California by MARTIN ANSELL, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Oil Baron of the Southwest: Edward L. Doheny and the Development of the Petroleum Industry in California

Oil Baron of the Southwest: Edward L. Doheny and the Development of the Petroleum Industry in California

by MARTIN ANSELL
     
 
Doheny was famous as the best oilman of his generation. In 1893, he became the first person to successfully drill for oil in Los Angeles, and he led the development of Southern California's major oil fields. He went to Mexico in 1900 and carved out an empire that over the next twenty years produced more oil than any other company in the world.

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Doheny was famous as the best oilman of his generation. In 1893, he became the first person to successfully drill for oil in Los Angeles, and he led the development of Southern California's major oil fields. He went to Mexico in 1900 and carved out an empire that over the next twenty years produced more oil than any other company in the world.

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An analysis of the business career of one of the most successful and colorful entrepreneurs of the early 20th century. The author shows how the oil baron's rough beginning contributed to his later success and demonstrates that his fabled luck was actually a combination of practical knowledge, visionary ideas, and executive skill. In the process, new information is provided about the early days of the oil industry. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814207499
Publisher:
Ohio State University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Business Ente
Edition description:
1
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.09(d)

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