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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Summary
Daniel Yergin

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Summary

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The Prize tells the story of how a natural resource, known worldwide from antiquity to possess useful properties, came to dominate the world's economy and steer its political fate as technology made possible the transformation of crude oil into commercial products. Few areas of the earth are excluded from treatment in this vast saga, but even these (Antarctica and Greenland, for instance) are surely touched by oil's effects. The book describes the way the relentless advance of technology brought out the best and worst in human nature. The early chapters show the establishment of the great oil companies and the adaptation of governments and societies to booms and busts, benefits and threats. Yergin carefully details how access to oil largely determined the outcome of two world wars, before turning attention to regions of marginal international importance that took center stage during the Cold War. He analyzes competition and...

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