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Daniel Yergin's 800-page book The Prize; The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. In the nearly two decades since then, readers have eagerly anticipated his follow-up to this ongoing story. The Quest doesn't disappoint. This equally mammoth book describes the central role that energy plays in global politics, economic development, and climate change. In a story that extends from burgeoning Chinese cities to remote Saudi oil fields to closed Washington boardrooms, the man generally regarded as America's preeminent energy expert reveals the continuing struggle for the world's most precious resource. One early reader called The Quest "a profound, unique, and brilliantly written book about some of the most important issues of our times.