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The Taking of Getty Oil: The Full Story of the Most Spectacular - and Catastrophic - Takeover of All | [Steve Coll]

The Taking of Getty Oil: The Full Story of the Most Spectacular - and Catastrophic - Takeover of All

A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history. The high-stakes fight between Texaco and Pennzoil to take over Getty Oil is a startling and intriguing case involving family infighting, courtroom drama, and corporate intrigue that ends in bankruptcy and the largest damages award in American history.
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A true story of family, ambition, and greed in the most bitter and controversial takeover struggle in business history. The high-stakes fight between Texaco and Pennzoil to take over Getty Oil is a startling and intriguing case involving family infighting, courtroom drama, and corporate intrigue that ends in bankruptcy and the largest damages award in American history.

©1987, 1988 Steve Coll (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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