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The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1991)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671799320, Paperback)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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