The Resource Edison to Enron : energy markets and political strategies, Robert L. Bradley, Jr

Edison to Enron : energy markets and political strategies, Robert L. Bradley, Jr

Label
Edison to Enron : energy markets and political strategies
Title
Edison to Enron
Title remainder
energy markets and political strategies
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Bradley, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The oil industry in the United States has been the subject of innumerable histories. But books on the development of the natural gas industry and the electricity industry in the U.S. are scarce. Edison to Enron is a readable flowing history of two of America's largest and most colorful industries. It begins with the story of Samuel Insull, a poor boy from England, who started his career as Thomas Edison's right-hand man, then went on his own and became one of America's top industrialists. But when Insull's General Electric's energy empire collapsed during the Great Depression, the hitherto Great Man was denounced and prosecuted and died a pauper. Against that backdrop, the book introduces Ken Lay, a poor boy from Missouri who began his career as an aide to the head of Humble oil, now part of Exxon Mobil. Lay went on to become a Washington bureaucrat and energy regulator and then became the wunderkind of the natural gas industry in the 1980s with Enron. To connect the lives of these two energy giants, Edison to Enron takes the reader through the flamboyant history of the American energy industry, from Texas wildcatters to the great pipeline builders to the Washington wheeler-dealers. From the Reviews ... "This scholarly work fills in much missing history about two of America's most important industries, electricity and natural gas."--Joseph A. Pratt, NEH-Cullen Professor of History and Business, University of Houston " ... a remarkable book on the political inner workings of the U.S. energy industry."--Robert Peltier, PE, Editor-in-Chief, POWER Magazine "This is a powerful story, brilliantly told." -Forrest McDonald, Historian
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DG1
Dewey number
338.2/72850973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9581.U52
LC item number
B73 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Political capitalism
Series volume
bk. 2]
Label
Edison to Enron : energy markets and political strategies, Robert L. Bradley, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Matter -- Introduction: Energy History in Rhyme -- The Chief: Samuel Insull -- The Chief: Samuel Insull. Building General Electric -- Dynamo at Chicago Edison: 189261907 -- Expanding Horizons: 190761918 -- Peak and Peril: 191961929 -- Plummet and Ruin: 193061938 -- The Boss: Jack Bowen -- The Boss: Jack Bowen. Meadows to Murchison -- A Monumental Mistake -- Florida Gas Company -- Transco Energy Company -- Houston Natural Gas Corporation -- Houston Natural Gas Corporation. The Prince of Bankruptcy: John Henry Kirby -- Robert Herring and Ray Fish -- Formation and Maturation -- Robert Herring and After -- Epilogue: Market Order, Political Challenges -- Bibliography -- Illustration Credits -- Name Index -- Subject Index -- Also of Interest
Control code
ocn768243511
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 587 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118192498
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613332813
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1002/9781118192481
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26406032
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768243511
  • pebcs0470917369

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