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The Commanding Heights

Format:  Paperback,

488 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Apr 2002

ISBN-13: 9780684835693

ISBN-10: 068483569X

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The Pulitzer Prize-wimming author of "The Prize" joins a leading expert on the global economy to present an incisive narrative of the risks and opportunities that are emerging as the balance of power shifts around the world between governments and markets -- and the battle over globalization comes front and center. "The Commanding Heights" is essential for understanding the struggle over the "new rules of the game" for the twenty-first century.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Apr 2002
ISBN-13: 9780684835693
ISBN-10: 068483569X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 488
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.32
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.2 x 1.25 x 9.24

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Biography of Yergin, Daniel

Daniel Yergin was born in Los Angeles on February 6, 1947. He received a B. A. from Yale University in 1968 and an M. A. and Ph. D. from Cambridge University. Yergin is the chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the vice chairman of the Global Decisions Group and has chaired the U. S. Department of Energy Task Force on the future of energy research. He is the author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was made into a PBS/BBC series. His other published works include Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State, The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.

Chapter outline

Introduction: At the Frontierp. ix
Thirty Glorious Years: Europe's Mixed Economyp. 1
The Curse of Bigness: America's Regulatory Capitalismp. 28
Tryst with Destiny: The Rise of the Third Worldp. 49
The Mad Monk: Britain's Market Revolutionp. 74
Crisis of Confidence: The Global Critiquep. 107
Beyond the Miracle: Asia's Emergencep. 139
The Color of the Cat: China's Transformationp. 185
After the Permit Raj: India's Awakeningp. 212
Playing by the Rules: The New Game in Latin Americap. 231
Ticket to the Market: The Journey After Communismp. 270
The Commitment: Europe's Search for a New Social Contractp. 309
The Delayed Revolution: America's New Balancep. 338
The Age of Globalization: The Battle for the World Economyp. 379
The Balance of Confidence: The New Rules of the Gamep. 399
Chronologyp. 419
Notesp. 425
Interviewsp. 449
Selected Bibliographyp. 451
Acknowledgmentsp. 467
Indexp. 471

Book description

The Pulitzer Prize-wimming author of The Prize joins a leading expert on the global economy to present an incisive narrative of the risks and opportunities that are emerging as the balance of power shifts around the world between governments and markets -- and the battle over globalization comes front and center. The Commanding Heights is essential for understanding the struggle over the "new rules of the game" for the twenty-first century.

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