"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power "
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"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and 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 Storm.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 928 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 45.72mm | 1,202.01g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • The Free Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Reissue ed.
  • 1439110123
  • 9781439110126
  • 26,292

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"The Wall Street Journal"Splendid and epic...brilliantly told. "The Boston Sunday Globe"Pure narrative history, spun out as a tremendously exciting epic covering nearly six generations. "San Francisco Examiner"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. James Schlesingerformer U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of EnergyA masterly narrative..."The Prize" portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies. "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 "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 "Splendid and epic history of oil.... The story is brilliantly told...with its remarkable cast of characters." -- The Wall Street Journal "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 "Spellbinding...irresistible...monumental...must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history." -- The New York Times James Schlesingerformer U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of EnergyA masterly narrative..."The Prize" portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies. "San Francisco Examiner"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. "The Boston Sunday Globe"Pure narrative history, spun out as a tremendously exciting epic covering nearly six generations. "The Wall Street Journal"Splendid and epic...brilliantly told.show 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 network.show more

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