Amazing Pipelines Stories

Amazing Pipelines Stories

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After an oil embargo in the 1970s, the world's largest construction companies rushed north to build the 800-mile, 8 billion Trans-Alaska pipeline. National security was at stake. The 70,000 men and women who built the pipeline saw it as a chance to find a new life, or to escape an old one.

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Anchorage Daily News --If you want to get a feel for the oil rush days in Alaska, Dermot Cole's AMAZING PIPELINE STORIES will do it.
 

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America needed the oil. In the aftermath of the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74, during which Americans waited hours in line to buy rationed gasoline, the world's largest construction companies rushed north to build the 900-mile, $8 billion Trans-Alaska Pipeline. National security was at stake. 
Many of the 70,000 men and women who worked on the pipeline saw it as a way to find a new life, or to escape an old one. The three-year boom was unlike any other, surpassing even the Gold Rush for social and economic upheaval that touched nearly every Alaskan in some way. 
With an avalance of oil money came trouble -- drugs, prostitution, gambling, divorce, extortion, and violent crime. The cost of living soared. The real-estate and rental market went wild as tens of thousands came seeking fat pipeline paychecks for "seven 12s" - working seven days a week, twelve hours a day. 
Thirty-five years later, award-winning journalist Dermot Cole of the "Fairbanks Daily News-Miner," recalls the best of the pipeline stories with humor, authenticity, and drama.
  • Subtitle: How Building The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Transformed Life In America's Last Frontier
  • Isbn-10 Digit: 0945397461
  • Isbn-13 Digit: 9780945397465
  • Author-1: Dermot Cole
  • Copyright/Publication Date: 1997
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 224