Builders : Herman and George R. Brown / Joseph A. Pratt and Christopher J. Castaneda

Author(s): Pratt, Joseph A
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Subjects: Offshore oil field equipment industry--Texas--History
Offshore gas field equipment industry--Texas--History
Construction industry--Texas--History
Businessmen--Texas--Biography
Brown & Root Marine (Firm)--History
Brown, Herman, 1892-1962
Brown, George R., 1898-1983
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c1999
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xxi, 326 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface: The Brown Brothers
Pt. 1. Roots of Success, 1892-32
Ch. 1. Family Background 5
Ch. 2. Road Builders 19
Pt. 2. Laying Foundations in Depression and War, 1932-45
Ch. 3. Public Works and the Marshall Ford Dam 43
Ch. 4. Defense Contractor 66
Pt. 3. The Browns in the Postwar Boom, 1945-62
Ch. 5. Diversifying into Texas Eastern 95
Ch. 6. Brown & Root's Postwar Diversification 124
Ch. 7. Building Circles of Influence 157
Ch. 8. Building Universities 192
Pt. 4. George Alone, 1962-83
Ch. 9. Business after Herman's Death 221
Ch. 10. Innovations in Philanthropy 253
Ch. 11. Legacies 272
Notes 281
Index 311
Additional Authors: Castaneda, Christopher James, 1959-
Notes: LCCN: 98029635
ISBN: 0890968403
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-309) and index
OCLC Number: 39354303
ISBN/ISSN: 0890968403