The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 5, 2011 - Political Science - 928 pages
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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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Awesome, educational, interesting and powerful read! - Goodreads
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A great insight into the history of humans and oil. - Goodreads
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Engaging history of the oil industry that sheds a lot of light on why our country's leaders make the decisions they do and our role in the geopolitical structure. Highly recommend. Read full review

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Contents

John D Rockefeller and
19
Competitive Commerce
40
The New Century
62
The Dragon Slain
80
Beer and Skittles in Persia
118
The Fateful Plunge
134
THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE
149
The Age of Gasoline
190
OPEC and the Surge Pot
501
Hydrocarbon Man
523
THE BATTLE FOR WORLD MASTERY
543
Countries Versus Companies
545
The Oil Weapon
570
Bidding for Our Life
595
OPECs Imperium
615
The Adjustment
635

The Fight for New Production
212
The Flood
227
Friendsand Enemies
243
WAR AND STRATEGY
287
Japans Road to War
289
Germanys Formula for War
311
Japans Achilles Heel
333
The AlliesWar
350
THE HYDROCARBON AGE
371
The New Center of Gravity
373
The Postwar Petroleum Order
391
The New Deal in Oil
413
Old Mossy and the Struggle for Iran
432
The Suez Crisis
461
The Elephants
481
The Great Panic
656
Were Going Down
681
Just Another Commodity?
697
How Low Can It Go?
726
Crisis in the Gulf
750
Epilogue
763
Chronology
775
Oil Prices and Production
778
Notes
781
Bibliography
841
Acknowledgments
867
Photo Credits
873
Index
875
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About the author (2011)

Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and the Global Energy Expert for the CNBC business news network, is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. Dr. Yergin received the Pulitzer Prize for the number one bestseller The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, which was also made into an eight-hour PBS/BBC series seen by 20 million people in the United States. The book has been translated into 12 languages. It also received the Eccles Prize for best book on an economic subject for a general audience.

Of Dr. Yergin’s subsequent book, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, the Wall Street Journal said: “No one could ask for a better account of the world’s political and economic destiny since World War II.” This book has been translated into 13 languages and Dr. Yergin led the team that turned it into a six-hour PBS/BBC documentary — the major PBS television series on globalization.  The series received three Emmy nominations, a CINE Golden Eagle Award and the New York Festival’s Gold World Medal for best documentary. Dr. Yergin’s other books include Shattered Peace, an award-winning history of the origins of the Cold War, Russia 2010 and What It Means for the World (with Thane Gustafson), and Energy Future: The Report of the Energy Project at the Harvard Business School, which he edited with Robert Stobaugh.

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