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Scribner, Aug 31, 1987 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
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A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history.

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The taking of Getty Oil: the full story of the most spectacular--& catastrophic--takeover of all time

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The struggle between Pennzoil and Texaco to take over Getty Oil has become a popular subject. Like Thomas Petzinger's Oil & Honor ( LJ 6/15/87), this business history, with its large cast of players ... Read full review


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Steve Coll is a writer for "The New Yorker" and author of the Pulitzer Prize- winning "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001," He is president of the New America Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C. Previously he served, for more than twenty years, as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and ultimately as managing editor of "The Washington Post," He is also the author of "On the Grand Trunk Road, The Deal of the Century, and The Taking of Getty Oil," Coll received a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism and the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for outstanding international print reporting and the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best magazine reporting from abroad. "Ghost Wars," published in 2004, received the Pulitzer for general nonfiction and the Arthur Ross award for the best book on international affairs.

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