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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
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.


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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