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The Resource Small town, big oil : the untold story of the women who took on the richest man in the world--and won, David W. Moore

Small town, big oil : the untold story of the women who took on the richest man in the world--and won, David W. Moore

Label
Small town, big oil : the untold story of the women who took on the richest man in the world--and won
Title
Small town, big oil
Title remainder
the untold story of the women who took on the richest man in the world--and won
Statement of responsibility
David W. Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the fall of 1973, the Greek oil shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, husband of President John F. Kennedy's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and arguably the richest man in the world, proposed to build an oil refinery on the narrow New Hampshire coast, in the town of Durham. At the time, it would have cost $600 million to build and was expected to generate 400,000 barrels of oil per day, making it the largest oil refinery in the world. The project was vigorously supported by the governor, Meldrim Thomson, and by William Loeb, the notorious publisher of the only statewide newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader. But three women vehemently opposed the project--Nancy Sandberg, the town leader who founded and headed Save Our Shores; Dudley Dudley, the freshman state rep who took the fight to the state legislature; and Phyllis Bennett, the publisher of the local newspaper that alerted the public to Onassis' secret acquisition of the land. Small Town, Big Oil is the story of how the residents of Durham, led by these three women, out-organized, out-witted, and out-maneuvered the governor, the media, and the Onassis cartel to hand the powerful Greek billionaire the most humiliating defeat of his business career, and spare the New Hampshire seacoast from becoming an industrial wasteland." --
Assigning source
Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, David W.
Dewey number
363.7009742/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD195.P4
LC item number
M663 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Onassis, Aristotle Socrates
  • Sandberg, Nancy
  • Bennett, Phyllis
  • Dudley, Dudley
  • Olympic Refineries
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum refineries
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentalism
  • Protest movements
  • Women
  • Public opinion
Label
Small town, big oil : the untold story of the women who took on the richest man in the world--and won, David W. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) 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
The stranger -- Early alert -- Devising a strategy -- SOS emerges -- Abandoning the dream -- The man behind the throne -- The man on the throne -- Meeting Olympic -- Touring Durham Point -- Town meeting -- Pursuing the dream -- Petitions and the governor -- The oil refinery : nineteen articles and reports -- Campaigning for oil -- The richest man in the world -- The oil man cometh -- New year, new woes -- More on the petitions -- The economic bonanza myth -- Rye surprise -- Saving the dream -- The other Greek -- SOS panic time -- As rich as Croesus -- Final preparations -- Dudley's hearing -- Olympic Refineries presentation -- The town speaks -- Concord speaks -- Immediate aftermath
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781635761887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn996999262
Label
Small town, big oil : the untold story of the women who took on the richest man in the world--and won, David W. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) 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
The stranger -- Early alert -- Devising a strategy -- SOS emerges -- Abandoning the dream -- The man behind the throne -- The man on the throne -- Meeting Olympic -- Touring Durham Point -- Town meeting -- Pursuing the dream -- Petitions and the governor -- The oil refinery : nineteen articles and reports -- Campaigning for oil -- The richest man in the world -- The oil man cometh -- New year, new woes -- More on the petitions -- The economic bonanza myth -- Rye surprise -- Saving the dream -- The other Greek -- SOS panic time -- As rich as Croesus -- Final preparations -- Dudley's hearing -- Olympic Refineries presentation -- The town speaks -- Concord speaks -- Immediate aftermath
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
xv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781635761887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn996999262

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