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

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It all comes down to oil... at least in the 20th Century that is...

This book was a monster! It took me several weeks to finish it. I read it during a flight to DC and several people commented to me on the plane and in the airports that it was a great book. This story is really a story of the twentieth century. It is the story of the ri...
This book was a monster! It took me several weeks to finish it. I read it during a flight to DC and several people commented to me on the plane and in the airports that it was a great book. This story is really a story of the twentieth century. It is the story of the rise of the Oil industry. What a mess! What a collection of crooks, crony capitalists, get-rich schemers, and arrogant imperialists! I loved it! Not that I want to be like any of these guys. But it was really engrossing to read. The author really brought the characters alive, and I think he didn┬┐t really damn them or worship them. He just told us what happened in a lively and very detailed way. The most interesting part for me was the way Oil was at the heart of most of the geo-political issues in all of modern history. I always knew that oil was part of the equation in historical issues, but to have the whole story revolves around it gave new appreciation for its impact on world societies. The treatments of the World Wars were my favorite parts. But the whole book just gave me a new prospective.

posted by Anonymous on March 28, 2003

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

the Nook version of The Prize does not contain the pictures in the print version...Bummer!!!

After buying the print version of this book and finding that it is so big, thick, and unwieldy, I was looking forward to downloading it onto my Nook app. Unfortunately, the Nook version does not contain the 30 pages of pictures contained in the print version. I feel lik...
After buying the print version of this book and finding that it is so big, thick, and unwieldy, I was looking forward to downloading it onto my Nook app. Unfortunately, the Nook version does not contain the 30 pages of pictures contained in the print version. I feel like I have an incomplete version of the book. I'm told that this was the publishers decision rather than B&N. Either way, very disappointing... Otherwise, the book itself, by all accounts, is supposed to be amazing. Hope to read it soon.

posted by 8332938 on May 24, 2011

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