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Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (Reissue)

Daniel Yergin

Hailed by "The New York Times" as "a book that must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history," Yergin's bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winner was made into an exciting eight-part miniseries that aired on PBS. 32 pages of photos.

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Publisher: Free Press
Publish Date: 12/23/2008
Pages: 908
ISBN-13: 9781439110126
ISBN-10: 1439110123
Language: English

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July 07, 2011

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September 08, 2011

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"The Prize" recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and 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 history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqui invastion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.

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