!!> Ebook ➧ The Prize ➨ Author Daniel Yergin – Buyphenergan500.us

The Prize The Prize Recounts The Panoramic History Of Oil And The Struggle For Wealth And 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 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.

!!> Ebook ➧ The Prize  ➨ Author Daniel Yergin – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 928 pages
  • The Prize
  • Daniel Yergin
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 0671799320

    10 thoughts on “!!> Ebook ➧ The Prize ➨ Author Daniel Yergin – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    I bought Daniel Yergin s The Prize during one of my semi regular fits of intellectual hunger, which often strike after I ve read five straight books about Nazi henchman and zero books about anything relevant to today s world After the purchase, I put it on the shelf And there it sat, for a long, long time It is, after all, a tremendously big tome about oil it does not scream out to be consumed or embraced or loved For a long time it just sat there, on my shelf, laughing at me Finally, one I bought Daniel Yergin s The Prize during one of my semi regular fits of intellectual hunger, which often strike after I ve read five straight books about Nazi henchman and zero books a...


  2. says:

    Long, but soooooo good Lots of people write books like How Soccer Explains the World, which you read and think, That was cute, but soccer doesn t ACTUALLY explain the world The thing is, to hear Yergin tell it, oil actually DOES explain the world, at least for the last 150 years, and I believe him Extremely well researched and written, but also surprisingly lively and imbued with humor as well Kudoes to Yergin for doing so well with a topic that s potentially so dry It won the 1992 Pulitz Long, but soooooo good Lots of people write books like How Soccer Explains the World, which you rea...


  3. says:

    Be warned that Yergin is an apologist for Oil companies and doesn t have a critical word to say about capitalism in this 800 page plus book.Nevertheless, I consider this a must read I read it twice First, Yergin writes like a journalist so the reading goes quickly and well More important, this is a comprehensive and thorough history of the commodity oil When you review the history of the 20th century from the lens of oil, many things change and everything deepens The chapters on WWII ar Be warned that Yergin is an apologist for Oil companies and doesn t have a critical word to say about capitalism in this 800 page plus book.Nevertheless, I consider this a must read I read it twice First, Yergin writes like a journalist so the reading goes quickly and well More important, this is a comprehensive and thorough history of the commodity oil When you review the history of the 20th century fro...


  4. says:

    Aaaand time Take that, Prize After a mere 2 full months, about 8 flights, and at least 2 pounds of lean muscle mass added from lifting this tome, I have finally taken down The Prize Mr Yergin, you are the definition of a worthy adversary, akin to the man in the black pajamas or the value menu at Jack in the Box.The Prize is a book that, upon completion, made me feel completely ridiculous for ever having an opinion on anything literally, anything without this base collection of knowledge W Aaaand time Take that, Prize After a mere 2 full months, about 8 flights, and at least 2 pounds of lean muscle mass added from lifting this tome, I have finally taken down The Prize Mr Yergin, you are the definition of a worthy adversary, akin to the man in the black pajamas or the value menu at Jack in the Box.The Prize is a book that, upon completion, made me feel completely ridiculous for ever having an opinion on anything literally, anything without this bas...


  5. says:

    750 pages of pretty dense prose, originating in Pennsylvania, spanning the globe you ll come out knowingthan you did going in about venezuela, bahrain, and azerbaijan and ending on the shiite plains of iraq s central euphrates region in 1991 an epilogue addresses the period ending in the second gulf war, but is cursory at best characters of all ethnicity and nomenclature enter, live for a few pages, and then exit, sometimes referred to again fifty pages later switches from backroom i 750 pages of pretty dense prose, originating in Pennsylvania, spanning the globe you ll come out knowingthan you did going in about venezuela, bahrain, and azerbaijan and ending on the shiite plains of iraq s central euphrates region in 1991 an epilogue addresses the period ending in the second gulf war, but is cursory at best characters of all ethnicity and nomenclature enter, live for a few pages, and then exit, sometimes referred to again fifty pages later switches from backroom industry intrigue to global strategic strategy to wildcat drillers from chapter to chapter.most striking was the lesson yergin drills home oil is a strategic asset, unlike most commodities, and thus governments can t ignore it the american military is the strongest in the world, but it runs on oil m...


  6. says:

    The measure of success of any democratically elected government in India for a common citizen does not hinge on developmental plans, economic indicators or the advances in diplomacy It dwells almost singly on the price of a single commodity oil, the fluctuations of which can wreak havoc on the fiscal management of an average India...


  7. says:

    As a history and energy enthusiast I simply adored this mammoth of a book warning this book is both huge and has small print If this intimidates you stear clear because each page is chock full of fascinating and detailed knowledge and stories What I particulalry liked about it was the level of detail Yergin went into explaining the dyanmics of the oil market thorughout its existence, the major players that moved those markets, and the reasons behind why they made the decisions they did It As a history and energy enthusiast I simply adored this mammoth of a book warning this book is both huge and has small print If this intimidates you stear clear because each page is chock full of fascinating and detailed knowledge and stories What I particulalry liked about it was the level of detail Yergin went into explaining the dyanmics of the oil market thorughout its existence, the major players that moved those markets, and the reasons behind why they made the decisions they did It was truly illuminating how just a few key decisions such as how property rights for oil reserves were determined altered the course of not just the oil industry, but the entire world The story of oil is the story of the 20th centruty, for better or for worse, and this book does a stupendous job bringing this story to life and making it accessible to the general public You will get a new perspe...


  8. says:

    I enjoyed this book a great deal but I think I respect it even .Yergin presents an exhaustive historical, economic and political epic about oil and the people, companies and countries that had significant roles in its development and policies The writing is clear and approachable and occasionally funny I read the kindle version and highlighted many long passages All of those highlights are publicly available The stinginess of J Paul Getty was particularly interesting and funny The I enjoyed this book a great deal but I think I respect it e...


  9. says:

    Neither of the novels I m currently reading is really going anywhere, so I started reading a history of the oil industry instead As I d expected, it was totally riveting I find the role of oil in economic, political, and environmental development fascinating, so clearly was predisposed to like it The book sustained my interest, even ...


  10. says:

    Oil is the thread connecting 130 years of global history through such characters as John D Rockefeller, Harry Sinclair, Winston Churchill, King Faisal, Warren G Harding, T.E Lawrence and manyOur oil addiction stemmed from the discovery of oil seep fields think of teh Beverly Hillbillilies bubblin crude in Western Pa The original oil boom sought to exploit kerosene as an improvement over whale oil burning in lamps Oil fever waxed and waned until the commercialization of interna Oil is the thread connecting 130 years of global history through such characters as John D Rockefeller, Harry Sinclair, Winston Churchill, King Faisal, Warren G Harding, T.E Lawrence and manyOur oil addiction stemmed from the discovery of oil seep fields think of teh Beverly Hillbillilies bubblin crude in Western Pa The original oil boom sought to exploit kerosene as an improvement over whale oil burning in lamps Oil fever waxed and ...

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