Table: Meet The Author: Daniel Yergin

How he channeled his own energy:

BORN

Feb. 6, 1947, in Los Angeles

EDUCATION

B.A., Yale University; PhD, Cambridge University (Marshall Scholar)

CURRENT POSITION

Chairman and co-founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates

FAMILY

Married to Angela Stent, a Russian specialist at Georgetown University; two teenage children

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Writing six books, including the Pulitzer award-winning The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power and The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, both of which were made into major documentaries for television

HOBBIES

Tennis, thriller novels

WHAT HE'S READING NOW

Jagdish Bhagwati's In Defense of Globalization and Daniel Silva's The Confessor

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