The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Free Press, Paperback, 9781439110126, 908pp.
Publication Date: December 23, 2008
"Spellbinding...irresistible...monumental...must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history."
-- The New York Times
"A masterly narrative...The Prize portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies."
-- James Schlesinger, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of Energy
"Splendid and epic history of oil.... The story is brilliantly told...with its remarkable cast of characters."
-- The 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