The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prizeâ€“winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
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Nevertheless, I consider this a must read (I read it twice). First, Yergin writes like a journalist -- so the reading goes quickly and well.
More important, this is a comprehensive and thorough history of the commodity oil. When you review the history of the 20th century from the lens of oil, many things change and everything deepens. The chapters on WWII ar ...more
The Prize is a book that, upon completion, made me feel completely ridiculous for ever having an opinion on anything (literally, anything) without this base collection of knowledge. W ...more
The original oil boom sought to exploit kerosene as an improvement over whale oil burning in lamps. Oil fever waxed and waned until the commercialization of interna ...more
One thing that I found particularly illuminating is the perpetual bo ...more
This book should be in the reading list of every one who is interested in Politics or Business or History.
You will get detailed insights regarding the following points :-
- How oil was discovered ? Who were the men behind the discovery of Oil ?
- How were all major oil fields discovered ?
- How did all the top Oil Companies come into existence = Standard Oil, Exxon, Mobil, Aramco, Shell, Royal Dutch, etc. ?
- Who was Mr 5% ?
- How and Why Oil defined the course of World ...more
A must read for anyone remotely related to oil and energy business or anyone interested in understanding modern global politics and energy policy.
It is not just a story of the oil industry. It is the story of one of the ...more
This is, truly, a "must read." It is a history book, but a vibrant, stunning, at times almost unbelievable one.
If you haven't figured it out already, the world runs on oil, and has for a while now. And will continue to do so. It influences everything, and has played what was to me a surprisingly pivotal role in World War 2.
How can you claim to care about current events, issues, the war in Iraq, terrorism, et ...more
Oil is also an amazing case study of political economy. What happens when a cartel tries to raise the price of a commodity? What happens when a government tries to protect local producers, but also help the c ...more
The level of detail is immense throughout the book, but the last 1/3 is truly scary.
For political aficionados, it is indispensable.
This should be deserving of a five star rating. I rated it at four stars only because I read it intermittently throughout the year. That takes away from the continuity of the ...more
The second half is a snoozefest concerning the Middle East's rise as the preeminent oil state. I didn't actually read the majority of this part because it just does nothing for me. No intrigue, no drama, just money.
A must for those interested in energy, politics and entrepreneurship.
Great storytelling too with amazing characters.
Looking forward to next book from Mr. Daniel (Sept. 2011)
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