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

Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize'winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis"--Publisher's description.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yergin, Daniel.
New York : Free Press, 2008
(DLC) 2009291302
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Yergin
ISBN: 9781439134832 1439134839 9781471104756 1471104753
OCLC Number: 893110574
Awards: Pulitzer prize winner
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
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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