I just finished reading “The Prize” by Daniel Yergin. It is a thoughtful history (and a 1992 Pultizer Prize winner) that traces the oil industry from its beginnings until 1990. The book was an easy read despite its length, and offered lots of insight into the oil industry and how it evolved. I found oil and its connections to politics, the world wars, and the United State’s military conflicts particularly interesting. It is a must read, especially for people like me who work in the oil industry.