Daniel Yergin

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Daniel Yergin (born February 6, 1947) is an American author and economic researcher.

Yergin received his B.A. from Yale University in 1968, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News. His M.A. and Ph.D. (1974) are from Cambridge University where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Yergin's first major book, Shattered Peace, was a moderately 'revisionist' account of the origins of the Cold War that attributed it chiefly "tragic misconceptions" on the part of American policymakers who, in the post-WWII years, embraced the "Riga axioms" of George F. Kennan, Charles W. Henderson, Charles E. Bohlen, and Elbridge Durbow rather than the "Yalta axioms" of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Shattered Peace was based on Yergin's Ph.D. dissertation.

Daniel Yergin is best known for The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, a number-one bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1992. The book was adapted into a PBS mini-series seen by more than 20 million viewers. Yergin was awarded the 1997 United States Energy Award for "lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding."

Yergin is the chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates. He is married to Angela Stent, Professor at Georgetown University, and lives in Washington DC.

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