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Here are some Calgary sources for petroleum history books. Also see Doug Cass's bibliography for more books.

Glenbow Museum Shop
130 - 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2G 0P3

Map Town
#100, 400 - 5 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2P 0L6

info@glenbow.org
403-268-4100 phone
403-265-9769 fax
terry@maptown.com
403-266-2241 phone

Author

Title

Peter McKenzie-Brown Bitumen: The people, performance and passions behind Alberta’s oil sands
ISBN-10: 1546452303   ISBN-13: 978-1546452300
September 2017
Chris Turner

The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands
ISBN 9781501115097
September 2017

Robert Bott, Graham Chandler and Peter McKenzie-Brown

Footprints: The Evolution of Land Conservation and Reclamation in Alberta
Published by the Canadian Land Reclamation Association
February 2016

David Breen Alberta's Petroleum Industry and the Conservation Board
1993
ISBN 10: 0888642458    ISBN 13: 9780888642455
Robert Bott Evolution of Canadian Oil and Gas Industry
2004
ISBN 10: 1894348168
Francois Bregha Bob Blair's Pipeline: The Business and Politics of Northern Energy Development Projects
© early 1980s
Christina Burr Canada’s Victorian Oil Town
– The transformation of Petrolia from Resource Town into a Victorian Community
2009
Clyde W. Burleson

Deep Challenge!
The True Epic Story of Our Quest for Energy Beneath the Sea
1999

A. Bryce Cameron Under Sand, Ice, and Sea
2000
Paul Chastko Developing Canada's Oil Sands: from Karl Clark to Kyoto
2004
ISBN 10: 1552381242   ISBN 13: 9781552381243
James Anthony Clark
Michel Thomas Halbouty
Spindletop: The True Story of the Oil Discovery That Changed the World
2000
Frank Dabbs Branded by the Wind (biography of Bill Herron)
2001
ISBN 10: 0968914802    ISBN 13: 9780968914809
George deMille Oil in Canada West
1969
Manuchihr and Roxane
Farmanfarmaian
Blood & Oil: A Prince's Memoir of Iran, from the Shah to the Ayatollah
1999
Barry Glen Ferguson Athabasca oil sands: northern resource exploration, 1875-1951
1986
David Finch Dealmakers: Canadian Petroleum Landmen and Their Association
1989
David Finch
Gordon Jaremko
Fields of Fire: An Illustrated History of Canadian Petroleum
1994
David Finch Hell's Half Acre (Turner Valley)
2009
ISBN 10: 1894384822
David Finch Leduc: A Living History
2007
David Finch PUMPED: Everyone's Guide to the Oil Patch
2008
Rick George Sun Rise: Suncor, the Oil Sands and the Future of Energy
2012
ISBN 13: 9781443408929
Joyce E. Hunt Local Push – Global Pull: The Untold Story Of The Athabaska Oilsands 1900 - 1930
2011
Gerstad-Rosenau Oil Patch Recollections
1997
Sandy Gow Roughnecks, Rock Bits and Rigs: The Evolution of Oil Well Drilling Technology in Alberta, 1883-1970
2005
ISBN 10: 155238067X   ISBN 13: 9781552380673
Earle Gray The Great Canadian Oil Patch Second Edition
The Petroleum Era from Birth to Peak
2005
ISBN 10: 0973734205   ISBN 13: 9780973734201
Dick Haskayne
with Paul Grescoe
Northern Tigers: Building Ethical Canadian Corporate Champions
2008
ISBN 10: 1554700558   ISBN 13: 9781554700554
Harley Hotchkiss
with Paul Grescoe
Hat Trick: A Life in the Hockey Rink, Oil Patch and Community
2009
ISBN 10: 1554884276   ISBN 13: 9781554884278
Bea Hunter Last Chance Well: legends & legacies of Leduc
1997
Penelope Grey
Laura Krowchuk
Spirit of Success - the Sproule Story
1997
Aubrey Kerr A Sampling of Searchers (biographies of many prominent oilmen)
2007
ISBN 10: 0969856059
Aubrey Kerr Atlantic No. 3 1948
1986
Aubrey Kerr

Corridors of Time
Volume 1, 1998, ISBN 10: 0889259046
Volume 2, 2000, ISBN 10: 0969856024
Volume 3, 2004, ISBN 10: 0969856040

Aubrey Kerr Judy Creek and Beyond
1998
Aubrey Kerr Leduc
1991
Aubrey Kerr Redwater
1994
Neil Leeson Oilpatch Jeopardy: Torn in the U.S.A
1996
ISBN 10:096811170X    ISBN 13: 9780968111703
John Masters
with Paul Gresco
Secret Riches: Adventures of an Unreformed Oil Man (Canadian Hunter Exploration Limited)
2004
ISBN 13: 9781896209975
Gary May Hard Oiler!
The Story of Canadians' Quest for Oil at Home and Abroad
1998
Peter McKenzie-Brown
Gordon Jaremko
David Finch
The Great Oil Age
1993
ISBN 10:  1550590723   ISBN 13: 9781550590722
Peter McKenzie-Brown Richness of Discovery (Amoco's First 50 Years)
1998
ISBN 10: 0968402208
John McQuarrie The Alberta Oil Patch - Then and Now
2010
Peter C. Newman Continental Reach - The Westcoast Energy story
2002
Andrew Nikiforuk

Saboteurs (biography of Weibo Ludwig)
2002
ISBN 10: 1551991012   ISBN 13: 9781551991016

Robert Orrell Blowout
2000
Joseph A. Pratt
Tyler Priest
Christopher James Castaneda
Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil and Gas
1997
Elizabeth Sawatzky Doodlebugging in Saskatchewan : a Wife Remembers, 1950-1954
1999
Sydney Sharp Staying in the Game (biography of Doc Seaman)
2008
ISBN 10: 1550028812   ISBN 13: 9781550028812
Fred Stenson The Last Stack: Entrepreneurism and the Environment
2000
Daniel Yergin The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
2008, 1992, 1991
Journals The Roughneck
Propane Canada
Energy Processing in Canada
Etc.

 

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