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The great Los Angeles swindle : oil, stocks, and scandal during the roaring twenties

Author: Jules Tygiel
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is a saga of the roaring twenties, with its glorification of business, its get-rich-quick mentality, and its paucity of government regulation--which bred speculation, corruption, and corporate chaos throughout the country. The Great Los Angeles Swindle exposes the schemes of C. C. Julian and his Julian Petroleum Corporation, known familiarly to thousands of Los Angeles residents as Julian Pete, thanks to  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Tygiel
ISBN: 0520207734 9780520207738
OCLC Number: 34730658
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Description: xviii, 398 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jules Tygiel.
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This work exposes the schemes of C.C. Julian and his Julian Petroleum Corporation, known familiarly to thousands of Los Angeles residents as Julian Pete. The swindle ranked with Teapot Dome as one of  Read more...

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