IN THIS SUMMARY
In The Prize, Yergin provides unprecedented insight into the history of the oil industry, and by extension, the dynamic and intricate history of the 20th century. In light of events in the Gulf, The Prize could not have come at a better time, especially for those too young to have witnessed, first hand, the historic events (prior to World War II) that led up to the present crisis. This book is a must for those whose knowledge of current events is merely an accumulation of media headlines. Also, Yergin provides the reader with an education of in-depth analysis we need to be informed about our past and present.