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Daniel Yergin's first prize-winning book, Shattered Peace, was a history of the Cold War. Afterwards the young academic star joined the energy project of the Harvard Business School and wrote the best-seller Energy Future. Following on from there, The Prize, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, is a comprehensive history of one of the commodities that powers the world--oil. Founded in the 19th century, the oil industry began producing kerosene for lamps and progressed to gasoline. Huge personal fortunes arose from it, and whole nations sprung out of the power politics of the oil wells. Yergin's fascinating account sweeps from early robber barons like John D. Rockefeller, to the oil crisis of the 1970s, through to the Gulf War. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Energy consultant Yergin limns oil's central role in most of the wars and many international crises of the 20th century. "A timely, information-packed, authoritative history of the petroleum industry, tracing its ramifications, national and geopolitical, to the present day," said PW. Photos. Author tour.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book! Though only about 1/8 of the way in so far (nearly 800 pages)..... Very interesting. Good and informative read!Published 9 days ago by Bill R. O. Neal
Really an eye opener on how deeply entrenched the network of oil is within our history and what a horrible history it has and continues to have. Read morePublished 1 month ago by booksgalore
Great book on the history and evolution of the energy industry. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ervin at a talk at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D.Saiz
This is a must read for history buffs. This is one of the greatest history books ever written.Published 2 months ago by dwharton
Exceptional history. Highly detailed yet very graspable. Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the modern oil industry from the ground up (literally).Published 2 months ago by Barret Schumacher