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

Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Series: Touchstone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the oil industry and the forces that have shaped the modern world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Yergin
ISBN: 0671757059 9780671757052 0671502484 9780671502485 0671799320 9780671799328
OCLC Number: 24919587
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1992
Description: 885, xxxii pages, 32 unnumbered 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?
Series Title: Touchstone book.
Responsibility: Daniel Yergin.

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By the author of "Shattered Peace" and "Energy Future", this book brings to life the tycoons, wildcatters, monopolists, regulators, presidents, generals and sheikhs whose struggle for oil has shaken  Read more...

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