The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World
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Author(s): Sally Denton,
ISBN-10: 1476706468
ISBN-13: 9781476706467
Published: 2016-03-01
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 448

The tale of the Bechtel family dynasty is a classic American business story. It begins with Warren A. ‘Dad’ Bechtel, who led a consortium that constructed the Hoover Dam. From that auspicious start, the family and its eponymous company would go on to ‘build the world,’ from the construction of airports in Hong Kong and Doha, to pipelines and tunnels in Alaska and Europe, to mining and energy operations around the globe. Today Bechtel is one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, enriched and empowered by a long history of government contracts and the privatization of public works, made possible by an unprecedented revolving door between its San Francisco headquarters and Washingto

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