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.
Energy consultant Yergin limns oil's central role in most of the wars and many international crises of the 20th century. ``A timely, information-packed, authoritative history of the petroleum industry, tracing its ramifications, national and geopolitical, to the present day,'' said PW. Photos. Author tour.
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All politicians & Hollywood should have to read this!
One of the best books ever written about how our world got this way. If more people would read this book, they would have a better understanding of big oil, world governments, other cultures, world economics, and would quit pointing fingers and spouting partisanship. Yergin writes this book in a very realistic tone without editorializing the issues. His incredible amount of research becomes apparent before the second chapter. I wish I had read the first edition twenty years ago. However, I plan on reading his next installment when it is released next month. Read this book! And then share it with family & friends!