The first world oil war
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Winegard, Timothy Charles, 1977-
"Oil is the source of wealth and economic opportunity. Oil is also the root source of global conflict, toxicity and economic disparity. In his groundbreaking book The First World Oil War, Timothy C. Winegard argues that beginning with the First World War, oil became the preeminent commodity to safeguard national security and promote domestic prosperity. For the first time in history, territory was specifically conquered to possess oil fields and resources; vital cogs in the continuation of the industrialized warfare of the twentieth century."--
"This original and pioneering study analyzes the evolution of oil as a catalyst for both war and diplomacy, and connects the events of the First World War to contemporary petroleum geo-politics and international aggression."--
xxii, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-366) and index.
9781487500733 (cloth : alk. paper)
1487500734 (cloth : alk. paper)
University of Toronto Press,
Table of Contents:
- Oil and the great game
- Petroleum and pipeline politics
- The last crusade in the Middle East
- The black blood of victory
- The deployment of Dunsterforce
- Basra to Baghdad to Baku
- The battle for Baku
- Peace and petroleum
- Oil and the new great game.