Hundreds Its a dense Reading But The Author but the author very well well its a pullitzer winner I consider it a true resource and worth every pence Great book The back ground detail to all the global players in the oil pence Great book The back ground detail to all the global players in the oil is njoyable and informative This is a 900 page book ABRIDGED down to less than 3 hours Don t waste your time Read the FULL book I was recommended this book by a friend and as a lifelong mployee of one of the seven sisters I was
*a little mbarrassed if never heard of it This is an incredibly well *little Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses embarrassed if never heard of it This is an incredibly well history of oil illuminating the characters of the time It s a long book and takes some reading but it s worthvery minute A superbly researched and well written account of what oil means to us The people it has made fortunes for and those it has broken on the wheel of greed and ambition are here Here you can read about life s true gamblers the men who bet long not with plastic chips but with the countries they carve up invade or just rub out for their oil wealthA real ye opener with a fabulous list of A list stars from the Goldsmiths and Rockefellers to Winston Churchill. Synopsis coming soon. Simply amazing greed the pursuit of money double dealing lying cheating corruption coupsthis book has it all It may sound like a description of JR Ewing of Dallas fame but the real life characters that Daniel Yergin describes are very bit as loud as JRIt is hard to write a history of any industry that is both comprehensive My Spy (Mission: Impassioned, educational andntertaining I was surprised how well written and Until You Loved Me (Silver Springs, engaging this book is It is a lot of book however at over 900 pages and the text is in a fine font But by thend of it you will know about oil pages and the text is in a fine font But by the The Baby Album end of it you will know about oil most industry participants It also brings about an understanding of present day politics for instance it helped me understand why the UK is referred to by Iran as Little Satan with the US as Big Satan Some of the trivia that Yergin covers is what makes this book so memorable andntertaining yet the book also serves a very serious purpose in Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose explaining how the oil industryvolved over than a century It is surprisingly asy to read but due to the sheer size one ideally wants to go through it whilst on the beach for a fortnightI still refer to it regul. Synopsis coming soon. Arly and it is never far from my desk when I am active in the markets The ngaging way this book is written makes it difficult to put aside and carry on with one s daily duties After reading The Prize I have got a far better understanding of the oil industry history its structure its volution its heroes and villains its influence in our lives since 1859 the way its lack of or abundance of changed crucial moments in the last century and a half of human history
AND MUCH IT IS HARD TOmuch It is hard to something about this book that has not and a half of human history and much It is hard to say something about this book that has not said in previous Reviews Apart from those two 3 star rating which are in my opinion irrelevant But if you are interested in the geopolitics of nergy and want to know why we are so dependent on oil this book and its seuel The uest are the two books to be read Just be prepare to dedicate a good portion of your time to read them that is why you must be seriously interestedAll in all this book is an xcellent reading go for it have only read 150 pages but its a true gem covers the History of oil and how it reshaped the political and social landscape since the late 19. Synopsis coming soon. .