The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Powerby Daniel Yergin
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/i>/i>… See more details below
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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Table of ContentsContents
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 PhotoCredits Index
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