|Title: East of Suez: A Study of Britain's Greatest Trading Power
Author: Anderson, J.R. L.
Publisher: London: Hodder and Stoughton
Date Published: 1969
Specifications: HC, 288pp, 5.5" x 9", 450g.
Condition: Very good in chipped dust jacket.
Copies in stock: 3
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Company: British Petroleum More books about this company
Book type: Company History
Hindsight ID: 183
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|Notes: Written ten years after Longhurst's Adventure in Oil, it covers some of the same ground. It provides a more "journalistic" perspective of Iran and the Middle-Eastern oil scene at this time. Describing Adadan ... "Oil from the pipeline reached Abadan in 1911, the year in which I was born, so that my lifetime, not a long one, spans the whole history of Abadan, from mudbank village to one of the great cities of Asia, with a population of over 300,000. None could dispute Abadan is a British-Oriental city, with touches of Bombay, New Delhi and the rest : in a sense it is THE monument to Britain in the East, for Britain created not only the city, but the industry that brought the city into being".
Keys: Oil, BP, British Petroleum, Persia, Iran, Politics, Abadan, Refinery