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The Resource The profiteers : Bechtel and the men who built the world, Sally Denton

The profiteers : Bechtel and the men who built the world, Sally Denton

Label
The profiteers : Bechtel and the men who built the world
Title
The profiteers
Title remainder
Bechtel and the men who built the world
Statement of responsibility
Sally Denton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. 'Dad' Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to 'build the world, ' from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washington
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denton, Sally
Dewey number
  • 338.7/62
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TA217.B4
LC item number
D46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bechtel Group
  • Bechtel Group
  • Business ethics
  • Engineering firms
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
The profiteers : Bechtel and the men who built the world, Sally Denton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. We were ambassadors with bulldozers, 1872-1972: Go west! ; Follow the water ; Hobo jungle ; That hellhole ; Wartime socialists ; Patriot capitalists ; The largest American colony ; Going nuclear ; McConey island ; Weaving spiders ; Covert corporate collaboration ; The energy-industrial complex -- part two. The Bechtel cabinet 1973-1988: Bechtel's superstar ; Cap the knife ; The Arab boycott ; The Pacific republic ; The Bechtel babies ; The Reaganauts ; A world awash in plutonium ; It would be a terrible mess ; Ultimate insiders ; A witch's brew ; The territory of lies ; A tangled scheme -- part three. Dividing the spoils, 1989-2008: A deal with the devil ; The giant land of Bechtel ; Some found the company arrogant ; Global reach with a local touch ; A license to make money ; More powerful than the US Army ; The hydra-headed American giant ; Profiting from destruction -- part four. From muleskinner to sovereign state, 2009-2015: A convenient spy ; Privatize the apocalypse ; Nukes for profit ; The Buddhist and the bomb ; The four horsemen of the apocalypse ; The Captain Ahab of nuclear weapons ; A trial lawyer goes to battle ; The Exxon of space ; A nasty piece of work ; The kingdom of Bechtelistan
Control code
ocn940587806
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476706467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1204500
  • (Sirsi) o940587806
  • (OCoLC)940587806
Label
The profiteers : Bechtel and the men who built the world, Sally Denton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-408) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part one. We were ambassadors with bulldozers, 1872-1972: Go west! ; Follow the water ; Hobo jungle ; That hellhole ; Wartime socialists ; Patriot capitalists ; The largest American colony ; Going nuclear ; McConey island ; Weaving spiders ; Covert corporate collaboration ; The energy-industrial complex -- part two. The Bechtel cabinet 1973-1988: Bechtel's superstar ; Cap the knife ; The Arab boycott ; The Pacific republic ; The Bechtel babies ; The Reaganauts ; A world awash in plutonium ; It would be a terrible mess ; Ultimate insiders ; A witch's brew ; The territory of lies ; A tangled scheme -- part three. Dividing the spoils, 1989-2008: A deal with the devil ; The giant land of Bechtel ; Some found the company arrogant ; Global reach with a local touch ; A license to make money ; More powerful than the US Army ; The hydra-headed American giant ; Profiting from destruction -- part four. From muleskinner to sovereign state, 2009-2015: A convenient spy ; Privatize the apocalypse ; Nukes for profit ; The Buddhist and the bomb ; The four horsemen of the apocalypse ; The Captain Ahab of nuclear weapons ; A trial lawyer goes to battle ; The Exxon of space ; A nasty piece of work ; The kingdom of Bechtelistan
Control code
ocn940587806
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476706467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • 1204500
  • (Sirsi) o940587806
  • (OCoLC)940587806

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