Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World—And Won

Small Town Big Oil The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World And Won In the fall of the Greek oil shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis husband of President John F Kennedy s widow Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and arguably the richest man in the world proposed to b

  • Title: Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World—And Won
  • Author: David W. Moore
  • ISBN: 9781635761887
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback
  • Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World—And Won

    In the fall of 1973, the Greek oil shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, husband of President John F Kennedy s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and arguably the richest man in the world, proposed to build an oil refinery on the narrow New Hampshire coast, in the town of Durham, home to the University of New Hampshire At the time, it would cost 600 million to build 3.2In the fall of 1973, the Greek oil shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, husband of President John F Kennedy s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and arguably the richest man in the world, proposed to build an oil refinery on the narrow New Hampshire coast, in the town of Durham, home to the University of New Hampshire At the time, it would cost 600 million to build 3.2 billion in today s currency and would pump 400,000 barrels of oil a day, making it the largest oil refinery in the world The project was vigorously supported by the governor, Meldrim Thomson, and by William Loeb, the notorious publisher of the only statewide newspaper, the Manchester Union Leader But three women vehemently opposed the project Nancy Sandberg, the town leader who founded and headed Save Our Shores Dudley Dudley, the freshman state rep who took the fight to the state legislature and Phyllis Bennett, the publisher of a local newspaper that alerted the public to the secret acquisition of land Small Town, Big Oil is the story how the residents of Durham, led by these three women who were demeaned by the Union Leader as little ladies vainly beating their small breasts out organized, out witted, and out maneuvered the governor, the publisher of the statewide newspaper, and the Onassis men to hand the powerful Greek billionaire the most humiliating defeat of his business career, and spare the New Hampshire seacoast from becoming an industrial wasteland.

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    One thought on “Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World—And Won

    1. Alicia

      Small Town, Big Oil is a compelling book detailing Greek oil shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis's attempt to build an oil refinery on the New Hampshire coast in 1973. Although heartily supported by the governor and the publisher of the only satewide newspaper, it was not so well received by the people whose lives would be directly impacted by the refinery. David W. Moore focuses on three women who spearheaded the opposition, and stopped Onassis in his tracks. Small Town, Big Oil highlights and e [...]

    2. Shelley

      I received a copy of this from Netgalley in exchange for my review. I will say upfront this is NOT my preferred genre of material. It sounded interesting to me though so I chose it and it was good. I enjoyed the story and how the women stood up for what they believed in. This story really drives home how people can make a difference in their communities by taking a stand and fighting together. It is good to see the little guy win and come out ahead.

    3. Amanda

      tl;dr Review:A timely reminder that no matter how dismal the odds may seem or how much the deck is stacked against you, goodness can prevail and small groups can do big things.Full Review:For everything that's been happening in our world since a certain someone ascended the Presidency in January of 2017, one can start to feel like all is lost. I will admit there are times when I've felt hopeless and powerless to make an impact or create change in the face of what's being wrought on our society [...]

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