OIL: OIL A Narrative


A Narrative

A fiery old man of 69 sat in the library of his home in Los Angeles, with a newspaperman before him, a lawyer by his side and a stenographer at hand. The newspaperman had come at his request and the stenographer at the newspaperman's request, and the lawyer was apparently there to protest against the proceeding and give advice on its progress. In brief, Edward L. Doheny was about to tell his story of the notorious Naval Reserve oil leases.

There was only one point on which he refused to talk—his...

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