Curse of the Black Gold

Curse of the Black Gold
Author: Michael Watts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-05-13
Genre: Photography
ISBN: UOM:39015076184541

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Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of oil in the world and one of the major suppliers of oil to the US. Set against a backdrop of what has been called the scramble for African oil, this text documents the consequences of a half-century of oil exploitation and production in one of the world's foremost centres of biodiversity.

Oil Dollars Debt and Crises

Oil  Dollars  Debt  and Crises
Author: Mahmoud A. El-Gamal,Amy Jaffe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780521896146

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This book explains the links between past and present oil crises, financial crises, and geopolitical conflicts.

Black Gold and Blackmail

Black Gold and Blackmail
Author: Rosemary A. Kelanic
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-05-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781501749216

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Black Gold and Blackmail seeks to explain why great powers adopt such different strategies to protect their oil access from politically motivated disruptions. In extreme cases, such as Imperial Japan in 1941, great powers fought wars to grab oil territory in anticipation of a potential embargo by the Allies; in other instances, such as Germany in the early Nazi period, states chose relatively subdued measures like oil alliances or domestic policies to conserve oil. What accounts for this variation? Fundamentally, it is puzzling that great powers fear oil coercion at all because the global market makes oil sanctions very difficult to enforce. Rosemary A. Kelanic argues that two variables determine what strategy a great power will adopt: the petroleum deficit, which measures how much oil the state produces domestically compared to what it needs for its strategic objectives; and disruptibility, which estimates the susceptibility of a state's oil imports to military interdiction—that is, blockade. Because global markets undercut the effectiveness of oil sanctions, blockade is in practice the only true threat to great power oil access. That, combined with the devastating consequences of oil deprivation to a state's military power, explains why states fear oil coercion deeply despite the adaptive functions of the market. Together, these two variables predict a state's coercive vulnerability, which determines how willing the state will be to accept the costs and risks attendant on various potential strategies. Only those great powers with large deficits and highly disruptible imports will adopt the most extreme strategy: direct control of oil through territorial conquest.


Author: Michelle Black
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-05-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780593190944

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The shocking and affecting memoir from a gold-star widow searching for the truth behind her Green Beret husband's death, this book bears witness to the true sacrifices made by military families. When Green Beret Bryan Black was killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, his wife Michelle saw her worst nightmare become a reality. She was left alone with her grief and with two young sons to raise. But what followed Bryan's death was an even more difficult journey for the young widow. After receiving very few details about the attack that took her husband's life, it was up to Michelle to find answers. It became her mission to learn the truth about that day in Niger--and Sacrifice is the result of that mission. In this heartbreaking and revelatory memoir, Michelle uses exclusive interviews with the survivors of her husband's unit, research into the military leadership and accountability, and her own unique vantage point as a gold-star widow to tell a previously unknown story. Sacrifice is both an honest, emotional look inside a military marriage and a searing investigation of the people and decisions at the heart of the US military.

Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean  The Curse of the Black Pearl
Author: Elizabeth Rudnick
Publsiher: Disney Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2006-10-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1423107101

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The Black Pearl, a cursed pirate ship that haunts the seas with tattered black sails and a vicious crew, has just materialized in Port Royal and stolen away the governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann. Will Turner, a young blacksmith in love with Elizabeth, sets sail to rescue her by whatever means necessary--even enlisting the help of a pirate! Enter Captain Jack Sparrow, a cunning and charismatic pirate with his own personal stake in the mission...the Black Pearl was once his ship and he aims to get it back.

A Curse of Gold

A Curse of Gold
Author: Annie Sullivan
Publsiher: Blink
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-22
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780310768258

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Curses and queens. Pirates and kings. Gods and magic. The final saga of a princess cursed by Midas’s touch, a vengeful Greek god, and a dazzling kingdom in the balance. After barely surviving thieving, bloodthirsty pirates and a harrowing quest at sea to retrieve her stolen treasure, Kora finds readjusting to palace life just as deadly. Her people openly turn against her, threatening to overthrow her as heir to the throne due to fear of her magical powers. When Dionysus puts out a challenge to kill the girl with the golden touch and burn down her kingdom, it’s not just her future on the throne in danger. Kora’s life and entire kingdom are now on contract. With no other choice, Kora sets out to find Dionysus, journeying to the mysterious disappearing island of Jipper. If she wants to save her kingdom and have any chance at reversing her father’s curse, she will have to enter into a deadly game with Dionysus, the greatest trickster the world, or the underworld, has ever seen. A Curse of Gold: Is the highly-anticipated sequel to A Touch of Gold by author Annie Sullivan Is an enchanting and captivating fantasy adventure/fairy tale retelling, perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Cinder Is told from the perspective of Kora, King Midas’s daughter and a strong female protagonist Features a beautifully decorated cover Will have strong appeal to readers ages 13 & up

Slumach s Gold

Slumach s Gold
Author: Rick Antonson,Brian Antonson
Publsiher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2011-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781926613253

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Slumach’s Gold chronicles what is possibly Canada’s greatest lost-mine story. It searches out the truth behind a Salish man’s hanging for murder in 1891 and tracks the intriguing legend about him that grew after his death. It was a legend that turned into a drama of international fascination when Slumach—the hanged criminal—was mysteriously linked to gold nuggets “the size of walnuts.” The stories claimed that Slumach had placed a curse on a hidden motherlode to protect it from interlopers and trespassers just before he plunged to his death “at the wrong end of a five-strand rope.” Although many have attempted to find Slumach’s gold over the past 100 years, following tantalizing clues that are part of the legend itself, none have succeeded—or have they? Rick Antonson, Mary Trainer and Brian Antonson have diligently sifted through history and myth, separating fact from fiction, but leaving the legend intact—along with the promise of gold yet to be found by some future gold seeker.


Author: Antony Wild
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0393060713

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Wild, a coffee trader and historian delivers a rollicking history of the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world after oil, and an industry that employs 100 million people throughout the world.