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The struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades continues to shake the world economy, dictate the outcome of wars, and ...Show synopsisThe struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades continues to shake the world economy, dictate the outcome of wars, and transform 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 this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.Hide synopsis
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (Free Press) – Trade paperback (1993)
Trade paperback, Free Press 1993
ISBN: 0671799320 ISBN-13: 9780671799328
Hailed by "The New York Times" as "a book that must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history," Yergin's bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winner was made into an exciting eight-part miniseries that aired on PBS. 32 pages of photos.Hailed by "The New York Times" as "a book that must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history," Yergin's bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winner was made into an exciting eight-part miniseries that aired on PBS. 32 pages of photos.Hide
Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. bright shiny brand new unread...New. No dust jacket as issued. bright shiny brand new unread condition. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 928 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
A great history of Oil and how it affects our entire life and lifestyle. Very highly recommended to those who are exceptionally curious about the history of Oil and how intertwined is into so much of our 'modern' history (read that as the last 150 years and especially the last 75 years). An excellent ...
Without a real understanding of global oil, it's said, it is next to impossible to understand the world we live in.
Because for the past century, it's been oil even more than money that's made our world go round. And national incomes in many developed countries to go through the roof.
Nobody knows ...
I had no idea about the history and the development of oil, because I had lived most of my life in a rural farming area, and there were no oil refineries or oil fields around. This book was both educational and informative. A GREAT MUST READ BOOK!
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