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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date January 1, 1993
Pages 881
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671799328
ISBN-10 0671799320
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Follows the historic role of oil from the first oil well in Pennsylvania to the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and comments on how the natural resource shaped the entire world economy and international politics in the last century. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Pulitzer Prize Winner -- and Now an Epic PBS Series

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

The cast extends from wildcatters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement -- and great importance.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780671502485
 
from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 1991); titled "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power"
9780671502485 | details & prices | List price $27.50
About: Traces the history of the struggle for oil in the United States--the individuals involved, the impact of secret deals, the iron-willed tycoons, national strategies, gas lines, and oil gluts
Paperback
Book cover for 9780671799328 Book cover for 9781439110126
 
New edition from Free Pr (December 23, 2008); titled "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power"
9781439110126 | details & prices | 908 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–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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Reissue edition from Free Pr (January 1, 1993); titled "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power"
9780671799328 | details & prices | 881 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Follows the historic role of oil from the first oil well in Pennsylvania to the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and comments on how the natural resource shaped the entire world economy and international politics in the last century.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780671747664
 
from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 1991)
9780671747664 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Traces the history of the struggle for oil in the United States--the individuals involved, the impact of secret deals, the iron-willed tycoons, national strategies, gas lines, and oil gluts

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