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Sally Denton - The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World - 9781476706467 - 9781476706467
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The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World

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Description for The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World Hardcover. The inside story of the Bechtel family and the empire they've controlled since the construction of the Hoover Dam. Num Pages: 448 pages, 2x8pg 4-c inserts;. BIC Classification: BGB; KJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 167 x 242 x 39. Weight in Grams: 686.
The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to build the world, from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9781476706467
SKU
9781476706467
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About Sally Denton
Sally Denton is an investigative reporter, author, and historian who writes about the subjects others ignore-from a drug conspiracy in Kentucky to organized crime in Las Vegas; from corruption within the Mormon Church to the hidden history of Manifest Destiny; from one of America's bitterest political campaigns to the powerful forces against Franklin D. Roosevelt. She has received the Guggenheim ... Read more

Reviews for The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
In this compelling corporate history, she artfully detail show Bechtel accrued power by exploiting the revolving door of capitalism, through which its executives have glided effortlessly, moving between the company headquarters and the corridors of power in the nation's capital. - The National Book Review Denton dutifully reports Bechtel's denials of influence-peddling but plainly doesn't believe ... Read more

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