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The book is also available as an abridged audiobook , read by Bob Jamieson with a run time of 2 hours and 53 minutes. The Quest is considered the sequel to The Prize.
The name of the book is taken from a quote by Winston Churchill in , when he was First Lord of the Admiralty , long before becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was arguing for the conversion of British warships from coal to fuel oil, but noted the geopolitical ramifications of tying Britain's fortunes to oil.
To build any large additional number of oil-burning ships meant basing our naval supremacy upon oil. But oil was not found in appreciable quantities in our islands.
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If we required it we must carry it by sea in peace or war from distant countries. We had, on the other hand, the finest supply of the best steam coal in the world, safe in our mines under our own land.
To commit the Navy irrevocably to oil was indeed to "take arms against a sea of troubles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see The Prize disambiguation. Dewey Decimal. The New York Times , December 9, The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction — The Prize portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies. Secretary of Defense and U. Secretary of Energy.
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