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The prize : the epic quest for oil, money, and power

Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 1993, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone ed., tie-in edView all editions and formats
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With the pervasive and daily importance of oil and natural gas in an industrial society, Yergin maintains the twentieth century has been reshaped into war, economic strife, and powerful trade blocks to create a society in pursuit of the control for oil.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Yergin
ISBN: 0671799320 9780671799328
OCLC Number: 27676818
Awards: Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction, 1992
Description: 885, xxxii pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The Founders --
Oil on the brain: the beginning --
"Our plan": John D. Rockefeller and the combination of American oil --
Copetitive commerce --
The new century --
The dragon stain --
The oil wars: the rise of Royal Dutch, the fall of imperial Russia --
"Beer and skittles" in Persia --
The fateful plunge --
Part II: The Global struggle --
The blood of victory: World War I --
Opening the door on the Middle East: the Turkish Petroleum Company --
From shortage to surplus: the age of gasoline --
"The fight for new production" --
The flood --
"Friends" --
and enemies --
The Arabian concessions: the world that Frank Holmes made --
Part III: War and strategy --
Japan's road to war --
Germany's formula for war --
Japan's Achilles' heel --
The Allies' war --
Part IV: The Hydrocarbon age --
The new center of gravity --
The postwar petroleum order --
Fifty-fifty: the new deal in oil --
"Old Mossy" and the struggle for Iran --
The Suez crisis --
The elephants --
OPEC and the surge pot --
Hydrocarbon man --
Part V: The Battle for world mastery --
The hinge years: countries versus companies --
The oil weapon --
"Bidding for our life" --
OPEC's imperium --
The adjestment --
The second shock: the great panic --
"We're going down" --
Just another commodity? --
The good sweating: how low can it go?
Responsibility: Daniel Yergin.

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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  Read more...

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