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The prize : the epic quest for oil, money, and power / Daniel Yergin.

By: Yergin, Daniel.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Free Press, 2003Edition: 1st Free Press trade paperback ed.Description: 885, xxxii p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0671799320; 9780671799328.Subject(s): Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century | Petroleum industry and trade -- Military aspects -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes | World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes | World politics -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 338.27282 Other classification: QR 534
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?.
Summary: Chronicles the history of the oil industry and the forces that have shaped the modern world.
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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?.

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

Chronicles the history of the oil industry and the forces that have shaped the modern world.

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Library Journal Review

This book does not require recent events in the Persian Gulf to make it an essential addition for most public libraries as well as all college libraries. Written by one of the foremost U.S. authorities on energy, it is a major work in the field, replete with enough insight to satisfy the scholar and sufficient concern with the drama and colorful personalities in the history of oil to capture the interest of the general public. Though lengthy, the book never drags in developing its themes: the relationship of oil to the rise of modern capitalism; the intertwining relations between oil, politics, and international power; and the relationship between oil and society in what Yergin calls today's age of ``Hydrocarbon Man.'' Parts of the story have been told as authoritatively before, e.g., in Irvine Anderson's Aramco: The United States and Saudi Arabia ( LJ 7/81), but never in as comprehensive a fashion as here.-- Joseph R. Rudolph Jr., Towson State Univ., Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Daniel Yergin was born in Los Angeles on February 6, 1947. He received a B. A. from Yale University in 1968 and an M. A. and Ph. D. from Cambridge University. <p> Yergin is the chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the vice chairman of the Global Decisions Group and has chaired the U. S. Department of Energy Task Force on the future of energy research. <p> He is the author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was made into a PBS/BBC series. His other published works include Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State, The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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