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The king of oil : the secret lives of Marc Rich / Daniel Ammann.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B RICH AMM (Text) 34207002101195 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780312570743
  • ISBN: 0312570740
  • Physical Description: xii, 302 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2009]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-290) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The undisputed King of Oil -- The biggest devil -- A Jewish fate -- The American dream -- The crude awakening -- Israel and the Shah -- Marc Rich & Company -- Trading with the Ayatollah Khomeini -- The case -- Rudy Giuliani's failures -- "I never broke the law" -- The hunt for Marc Rich -- Clandestine talks -- The secrets of success : from Angola to South Africa -- Surprising services : how Rich helped Israel and the USA -- The private life of the Riches -- the end of the King of Oil -- The pardon -- The future according to Marc Rich -- Epilogue : the gray area.
Summary, etc.: Billionaire oil trader Marc Rich for the first time talks at length about his private life (including his expensive divorce from wife Denise); his invention of the spot oil market, which made his fortune and changed the world economy; his lucrative and unpublicized dealings with Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran, Fidel Castro's Cuba, war-ravaged Angola, and apartheid South Africa; his quiet cooperation with the Israeli and U.S. governments (even after he was indicted for tax fraud by Rudy Guiliani) and near-comical attempts by U.S. officials to kidnap him illegally. This sure-to-make-headlines book is the first no-holds-barred biography of Rich, who was famously pardoned by Bill Clinton, and resurfaced in the news during the confirmation hearings of Attorney General Eric Holder. The King of Oil sheds stunning new light on one of the most controversial international businessmen of all time. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Rich, Marc.
Petroleum industry and trade > United States > Biography.
Tax evasion > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > International cooperation.

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