“This is essential reading for understanding the critical minerals upon which the energy transition—and our future prosperity—relies."
—Chris Miller, author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology
“Vividly captures the physical and political landscapes over which the future is being fought.”
—Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations and The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
"To uncover the inconvenient truths and the often-overlooked tradeoffs of the energy transition, Reuters reporter Ernest Scheyder takes readers on a journey through American history, geopolitics, and the business world."
--Fortune, top editors’ pick
"Authoritative analysis of a crucial issue and the tough choices ahead, backed by solid research."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)