"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power "

"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power "

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Deemed the best history of oil ever written by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 928 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 45mm | 1,246g
  • The Free Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Reissue ed.
  • 1439110123
  • 9781439110126
  • 16,964

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Splendid and epic history of oil.... The story is brilliantly told...with its remarkable cast of characters. -- The Wall Street Journal Spellbinding...irresistible...monumental...must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history. -- The New York Times 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 Examiner 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
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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 network.
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