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The great Los Angeles swindle

oil, stocks, and scandal during the Roaring Twenties

by Jules Tygiel

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • Los Angeles.
    • Subjects:
    • Julian Petroleum Corporation,
    • Petroleum industry and trade -- Corrupt practices -- California -- Los Angeles

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-388) and index.

      StatementJules Tygiel.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9569.J8 T93 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 398 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages398
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1410797M
      ISBN 10019505489X
      ISBN 109780195054897
      LC Control Number93019552
      OCLC/WorldCa28066590


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