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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,315 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Yergin Narrator: Bob Jamieson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Deemed “the best history of oil ever written” by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, this is Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Spellbinding…irresistible…monumental…must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history.” 

    New York Times

  • “[A] splendid and epic history of oil…the story is brilliantly told…with its remarkable cast of characters.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Impassioned and riveting…only in the great epics of Homer will readers regularly run into a comparable string of larger-than-life swashbucklers and statesmen, heroes and villains.” 

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “A masterly narrative…The Prize portrays the interweaving of nation and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies.” 

    James Schlesinger, former US Secretary of Defense and US Secretary of Energy

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh | 2/19/2014

    " A readable, but dense, history of oil since its discovery in the 19th century in Pennsylvania. Lots of history gets a completely new twist when viewed from the energy perspective, and lots of what goes on today makes a bit more sense with the information from this book as background. Good read, but prepare to spend some quality time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill#5 | 2/12/2014

    " Most interesting book I've ever read. Basically the history of the world since the discovery of oil. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sasha | 2/7/2014

    " This book is engrossing, but so goddamn long and minute in detail, I don't know how I'm going to finish it. Perhaps I'll read it during the post-petroapokalypse, as a bit of irony. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 2/3/2014

    " This is a far more fascinating book than I thought when a friend loaned it to me and encouraged that I read it. While it bills itself as a history of oil, it could just as easily been marketed as a history of the twentieth century. "

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