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

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


By (author) Daniel Yergin


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  • Publisher: The Free Press
  • Format: Paperback | 928 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 46mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439110123
  • ISBN 13: 9781439110126
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 10,051

Product description

"The Prize" recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. "The Prize" is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqui invastion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.

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Author information

Daniel Yergin is the bestselling author of "The Prize," "The Commanding Heights," "Shattered Peace," "Russia 2010, "and "What It Means for the World," and coauthor of "Energy Future." Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a leading international energy consulting firm, he is also global energy expert for the CNBC business news network.

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"A masterly narrative..."The Prize" portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies." -- James Schlesinger, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of Energy