The Resource Mr Five Per Cent : the many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man, Jonathan Conlin, (electronic resource)

Mr Five Per Cent : the many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man, Jonathan Conlin, (electronic resource)

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Mr Five Per Cent : the many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man
Title
Mr Five Per Cent
Title remainder
the many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Conlin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
When Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955 at the age of 86, he was the richest man in the world, known as 'Mr Five Per Cent' for his personal share of Middle East oil. The son of a wealthy Armenian merchant in Istanbul, for half a century he brokered top-level oil deals, concealing his mysterious web of business interests and contacts within a labyrinth of Asian and European cartels, and convincing governments and oil barons alike of his impartiality as an 'honest broker'. Today his name is known principally through the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, to which his spectacular art collection and most of his vast wealth were bequeathed.0Gulbenkian's private life was as labyrinthine as his business dealings. He insisted on the highest 'moral values', yet ruthlessly used his wife's charm as a hostess to further his career, and demanded complete obedience from his family, whom he monitored obsessively. As a young man he lived a champagne lifestyle, escorting actresses and showgirls, and in later life - on doctor's orders - he slept with a succession of discreetly provided young women. Meanwhile he built up a superb art collection which included Rembrandts and other treasures sold to him by Stalin from the Hermitage Museum.0Published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, Mr Five Per Cent reveals Gulbenkian's complex and many-sided existence. Written with full access to the Gulbenkian Foundation's archives, this is the fascinating story of the man who more than anyone else helped shape the modern oil industry
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TEFOD
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Conlin, Jonathan
Dewey number
382.42282092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT3150.G8
LC item number
C66 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gulbenkian, Calouste Sarkis
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
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Mr Five Per Cent : the many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man, Jonathan Conlin, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 402 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782834441
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
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721d3d09-b728-4bd2-ac39-a33a3d94ec48
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)1085566034
Label
Mr Five Per Cent : the many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world's richest man, Jonathan Conlin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 402 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782834441
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
721d3d09-b728-4bd2-ac39-a33a3d94ec48
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1085566034

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