The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Excerpts from 1991 and 2011 prologues of “The Prize,” selected by editors of the American Energy Society.   Winston Churchill changed his mind almost overnight. Until the summer of 1911, the young Churchill, Home Secretary, was one... Read more →

Where to? A History of Autonomous Vehicles

(ComputerHistory.org, companion article to the “Where To?” Exhibit) – When Robert Whitehead invented the self-propelled torpedo in the 1860s, the early guidance system for maintaining depth was so new and essential he called... Read more →

Demand Shock; Closing the Open Door with a Thin Red Line

(The American Energy Society) – The historical characterization of the United States in the 1920’s as “roaring” and worry-free is almost but not perfectly accurate. It is true that seemingly overnight the Great War’s unprecedented... Read more →
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