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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 University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

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

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJules Tygiel.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9569.J8 T93 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 398 p. :
      Number of Pages398
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL972080M
      ISBN 100520207734
      LC Control Number96008918
      OCLC/WorldCa34730658

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