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....Continua
"The Prize" is, without a doubt, the best account on the history of the oil industry. Yergin covers oil in all its aspects, as a business as well as a strategic resource, in a flawless tale that begins in the oil regions of Pennsylvania in the 1800s and goes right on to the geopolitical implications of the late 20th century.
Daniel Yergin is a master of the subject, being one of the most sought after energy experts worldwide. He provides a detailed and accurate depiction of events as well as trivia facts, which make the storytelling liquid and appealing.
Overall, highly recommended to anyone wishing to understand the oil industry, its history and its geopolitical character....Continua