The Jewish oil magnates of Galicia : a history, 1853-1945 / by Valerie Schatzker. And The Jewish oil magnates : a novel / by Julien Hirszhaut ; translated by Miriam Hashkin Beckerman ; edited by Valerie Schatzker.

  • Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2015]
  • ©2015
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  • Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Antony Polonsky; Preface; Acknowledgments; Illustrations follow page; The Jewish Oil Magnates: A History, 1853-1945; 1 Rock Oil and Earth Wax; 2 Benighted Galicia; 3 A Clean, Bright Flame - the Discovery of Naphtha; 4 Galician California; 5 Galician Hell; 6 Digging for Wax - Drilling for Oil; 7 Glut; 8 Political Upheaval; 9 The End of the Empire; 10 Brave New Polish Republic; 11 The Oil Bust and the Annihilation of the Jews; The Jewish Oil Magnates: A Novel by Julien Hirszhaut; I Introduction: The Discovery of Liquid Gold
  • II The Sons of the Innkeeper in RybnikIII The Rybnik Estate; IV The Road to Success; V Changes; VI War Erupts; VII Khatilya's World; VIII The First Crisis in Borysław's Wax Industry; IX Josef Hersch Sternbach's Ordeal; X Evil Winds; XI In the Name of the Holy Magidim*; XII Moishe Gartenberg's First Trip to Vienna; XIII Rivke Rochel Sells Bagels; XIV How to Get a Title; XV The Opening of the Old Folks' Home; XVI The Jewish Mayor; XVII The General Says Kaddish; XVIII The Emperor's Visit; XIX A Jewish Revolution; XX Khatilya's Vow; XXI The End of an Era; XXII The New Generation
  • XXIII A Unique Stock MarketXXIV The World Is on Fire; XXV Bloody Elections; XXVI The "King" Is Dead; Notes to History; Bibliography; Index
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