Based on Shell's archives, this is a commemorative volume designed to celebrate and examine 100 years of the company's history. Formed at the end of the 19th century, Shell challenged the overwhelming might of Rockefeller's Standard Oil by supplying the Far East via the Suez Canal.
Background - 1853-91; origins - 1892-98; too far, too fast - 1899-1906; two into one - 1907-14; the Great War - 1914-18; a vast and world-wide scale - 1919-25; roaring along - 1925-29; surviving the flood - 1930-1934; on the roller-coaster - 1935-39; fuelling democracy - 1939-45; the fight to recover - 1946-51; all the world's a stage - 1952-6; Suez and after - 1957-62; an operation without parallel - 1963-7; the end of the buyer's market - 1967-72; cataclysm - 1973-7; slings and arrows - 1978-82; exit OPEC - 1983-7; deeper and still deeper - 1988-92; the changing shape of Shell - 1993-7.
A Century in Oil by Stephen Howarth
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