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The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money &…

The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1991)

by Daniel Yergin

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This book provides a comprehensive and well-written history of the global oil industry. This history helps explain so much of today's current events.

If you really want to understand the oil industry and what is happening today - this is the book to read ( )
  M_Clark | Feb 28, 2016 |
Took me a year plus to finish this massive book. It is readable, interesting and well balanced history of oil. The first three sections I found more engaging than the second half sections. ( )
  lincolnpan | Dec 31, 2014 |
extraordinarily thorough history of the oil industry--lacked analysis and sense of the author's position
  FKarr | May 19, 2013 |
In today's world, you have to understand the history of oil. This book reads like a novel. You can't put it down -- and it provides an important background to all energy discussions today. ( )
  kday_working | Apr 7, 2013 |
Astonishing history of oil - the substance which drives the modern world economy. How it affects wars, economies, society, how nations rise and fall and fortunes are made and lost. A fundamental book for understanding a large portion of modern society. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Daniel Yergin's first prize-winning book, Shattered Peace, was a history of the Cold War. Afterwards the young academic star joined the energy project of the Harvard Business School and wrote the best-seller Energy Future. Following on from there, The Prize, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, is a comprehensive history of one of the commodities that powers the world--oil. Founded in the 19th century, the oil industry began producing kerosene for lamps and progressed to gasoline. Huge personal fortunes arose from it, and whole nations sprung out of the power politics of the oil wells. Yergin's fascinating account sweeps from early robber barons like John D. Rockefeller, to the oil crisis of the 1970s, through to the Gulf War.

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Recounts the history of oil and the struggle that has surrounded it from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.

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