The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
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Hailed by the New York Times as "a book that must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history," author Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize–winner tells a fascinating story of tycoons and entrepreneurs, powerful economic forces, technological change, political struggles, and international conflict.
Focusing on three themes-the rise of capitalism and modern business, the transformation of oil into a commodity intimately intertwined with national strategies and international politics, and the modern "Hydrocarbon Society" that oil created-the book not only traces the 20th-century history of oil, but also looks to "illuminate the past, enable us to better understand the present, and help to anticipate the future."
This title is part of the series: COMMON CORE LIBRARY
10 and up