The Prize

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

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"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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 928 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,202.01g
  • The Free Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1439110123
  • 9781439110126
  • 13,249

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"Impassioned and riveting...only in the great epics of Homer will readers regularly run into a comparable string of larger-than-life swashbucklers and statesmen, heroes and villains." -- San Francisco Examinershow more

About Daniel Yergin

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 more