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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

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Pulitzer Prize Winner — and Now an Epic PBS Series

The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil — and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous — from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.

The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement — and great importance.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [856]-881) and index.

About the Author

Daniel Yerginin is an authority on energy and world affairs. Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates and executive vice president of IHS, he is global energy expert for the CNBC business news network. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the Eccles Prize for The Prize, which has been translated into thirteen languages and was made into a much-acclaimed PBS/BBC series. His other books include Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, about globalization and its challenges, and Shattered Peace, a classic history on the origins of the Cold War.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Map

Prologue

PART I THE FOUNDERS

Chapter 1 Oil on the Brain: The Beginning

Chapter 2 "Our Plan": John D. Rockefeller and the Combination of American Oil

Chapter 3 Competitive Commerce

Chapter 4 The New Century

Chapter 5 The Dragon Slain

Chapter 6 The Oil Wars: The Rise of Royal Dutch, the Fall of Imperial Russia

Chapter 7 "Beer and Skittles" in Persia

Chapter 8 The Fateful Plunge

PART II THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE

Chapter 9 The Blood of Victory: World War I

Chapter 10 Opening the Door on the Middle East: The Turkish Petroleum Company

Chapter II From Shortage to Surplus: The Age of Gasoline

Chapter 12 "The Fight for New Production"

Chapter 13 The Flood

Chapter 14 "Friends" — and Enemies

Chapter 15 The Arabian Concessions: The World That Frank Holmes Made

PART III WAR AND STRATEGY

Chapter 16 Japan's Road to War

Chapter 17 Germany's Formula for War

Chapter 18 Japan's Achilles' Heel

Chapter 19 The Allies' War

PART IV THE HYDROCARBON AGE

Chapter 20 The New Center of Gravity

Chapter 21 The Postwar Petroleum Order

Chapter 22 Fifty-Fifty: The New Deal in Oil

Chapter 23 "Old Mossy" and the Struggle for Iran

Chapter 24 The Suez Crisis

Chapter 25 The Elephants

Chapter 26 OPEC and the Surge Pot

Chapter 27 Hydrocarbon Man

PART V THE BATTLE FOR WORLD MASTERY

Chapter 28 The Hinge Years: Countries Versus Companies

Chapter 29 The Oil Weapon

Chapter 30 "Bidding for Our Life"

Chapter 31 OPEC's Imperium

Chapter 32 The Adjustment

Chapter 33 ,The Second Shock: The Great Panic

Chapter 34 "We're Going Down"

Chapter 35 Just Another Commodity?

Chapter 36 The Good Sweating: How Low Can It Go?

Epilogue

Chronology

Oil Prices and Production

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Photo Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671799328
Author:
Yergin, Daniel
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Petroleum industry and trade
Subject:
Causes
Subject:
Banking, finance, investment
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Petroleum
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
World politics -- 20th century.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
102-498
Publication Date:
January 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 41.44 oz

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