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The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich
The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich
 
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Author : Daniel Ammann
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN# : 9780312650681
Price :INR 550
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 International oil trader and notorious businessman Marc Rich has been the subject of much media attention, but no one has captured the life and times of the oil baron as minutely as Daniel Ammann does in his biography The King of Oil: The Secret Lives of Marc Rich. The biography takes a closer look at Rich’s childhood, and charts his flight to America under threat of religious persecution, and his then meteoric rise as the most well known and powerful oil commodities trader in the country. The book also deals with Rich’s well publicized run-ins with the law, and the not so well known dealings with politicians like Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, and Cuba’s Fidel Castro. Rich was the inventor of the spot oil market, which changed the way the world traded in oil commodities, and he has been involved in trade with countries like South Africa, during the times of the Apartheid, and Angola, when it was ravaged by war. New York’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani had Rich indicted for tax fraud, but he was famously pardoned by then President Bill Clinton, only to be on the wrong side of the law again during Attorney General Eric Holder’s confirmation hearings. Apart from these media documented parts of rich’s life, Ammann’s biography of the man also dwells on more personal issues like Rich’s experiences during the Holocaust, and his divorce with his wife, Denise.

 
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