The Landmen

The Landmen

Subtitle : How They Secured the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-Way
Author : Armand Spielman & Michael Travis
ISBN No. : 9781594336089


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Book : The Landmen

ISBN Number : 9781594336089
Book Name : The Landmen (How They Secured the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-Way)
Book Pages : 288
Book Size : 6X9
Book Weight : 0.86

Armand Spielman had no idea of the overwhelming task before him! It was March 1969 and Armand had accepted a temporary position as a landman for the company that would build the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. His task?acquire the project right-of-way so that crude oil would flow from the oil-producing fields of Prudhoe Bay to the ice-free port of Valdez where it would be shipped to west-coast refineries. Later, realizing the daunting task at hand, Armand recruited his long-time friend Jay Sullivan. Jay assembled an unlikely group of men who proved that ingenuity, perseverance, and a bit of naivety could get the job done. This is their story?the struggles and obstacles overcome to obtain the land needed to build the great Alaskan pipeline.

Author : Armand Spielman & Michael Travis

Armand Spielman and Michael Travis wrote The Landmen to commemorate the lives of old friends Jay Sullivan, Dan Beardsley, and Robert Ylvisaker (Silver Salmon). The book also captures a bit of Alaskan history and describes the tumultuous times from 1969 to 1975. Armand Spielman moved his young family to California in 1955 and landed a job with Richfield Oil Corporation as a land title analyst. Richfield transferred Armand to Alaska in 1960. Shortly afterwards, Richfield merged with Atlantic Refining to form the Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO). Armand worked for ARCO as a landman for 35 years until his retirement. He is an active member of the Petroleum Club and still keeps abreast of Alaska's oil industry. Michael lived in Fairbanks for 20 years and now is a 25-year resident of Anchorage. He is a private pilot and he enjoys traveling throughout Alaska in his Aeronca Sedan, meeting the state's fascinating people. Michael is an environmental engineer and principal of a consulting firm in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska. He lives with his wife Barbara. Travis is the author of El Gancho, A Saga of an Immigrant Family's Journey out of Mexico, and Melozi, A Teenager's Search for a Summer Job Lands Him an Adventure in the Alaska Bush.

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Weight 0.86 lbs


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