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The Secret of Sherwood Forest
Oil Production in England During World War II
$21.95 Paperback

In August of 1942, Great Britain faced a desperate situation. German bombers hammered the nation’s industrial cities and towns daily, and the toll in loss of life and resources rose steadily. Guy H. Woodward and Grace Steele Woodward tell for the first time the story of how the British, with the aid of forty-four oilfield roughnecks from the United States, developed vital shallow pools of oil in Britain’s famed Sherwood Forest. The Secret of Sherwood Forest is based on extensive research using thousands of reports, letters, and documents released to the authors in 1968.


About The Author
Guy H. Woodward was a lawyer, former general counsel for the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association in Washington, and former chair of the American Petroleum Institute's production section.

Grace Steel Woodward (1899–1987) was the author of numerous books, including The Cherokees and Pocahontas.


Reviews & Praise

“The book cost us some sleep, because we couldn’t put it down unread.”—Dorothy CableThe Morgantown News Herald


“The book reconstructs, in a folksy and imaginative way, the story of the American party and their experiences under the greenwood trees of Sherwood Forest.”—R.A. Buchman Technology and Culture


“Much more than exciting cloak-and-dagger story of men at war, the book is a fine study in human adaptation…a book that is not only fascinating, but important: a chapter in history that needed to be told.”—Dan R. Chambers Tulsa Sunday World


Book Information
33 b&w illus.
286 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-3433-8
Published December 1973
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