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

Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Free Press trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the struggle for wealth and power that has surrounded oil for decades and that continues to fuel global rivalries, shake the world economy, and transform the destiny of men and nations.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Yergin
ISBN: 9781439110126 1439110123 9781847376466 1847376460
OCLC Number: 255903487
Notes: "With a new epilogue"--Cover.
Awards: Pulitzer prize winner
Description: xvii, 908 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Founders. Oil on the brain : the beginning ; "Our plan" : John D. Rockefeller and the Combination of American Oil ; Competitive commerce ; The new century ; The dragon slain ; 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: 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: Battle for world mastery. The hinge years : countries versus companies ; The oil weapon ; "Bidding for our life" --
OPEC's imperium ; The adjustment ; The second shock : the great panic ; "We're going down" ; Just another commodity? ; The good sweating : how low can it go? ; Crisis in the Gulf --
Epilogue: The new age of oil --
Chronology --
Oil prices and production.
Responsibility: Daniel Yergin.
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