The big rich : the rise and fall of the greatest Texas oil fortunes / Bryan Burrough

Author(s): Burrough, Bryan, 1961-
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Subjects: Petroleum industry and trade--Texas--Biography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2009
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: xiv, 466 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: 1. "There's Something Down There ..." 1
2. The Creekologist 15
3. Sid and Clint 32
4. The Bigamist and the Boom 52
5. The Worst of Times, the Best of Times 83
6. The Big Rich 101
7. Birth of the Ultraconservatives 126
8. War and Peace 147
9. The New World 164
10. "A Clumsy and Immeasurable Power" 202
11. "Troglodyte, Genus Texana" 229
12. The Golden Years 250
13. Rising Sons 273
14. Sun, Sex, Spaghetti - and Murder 308
15. Watergate, Texas-style 334
16. The Last Boom 355
17. The Great Silver Caper 387
18. The Bust 406
Epilogue 433
Thank Yous 439
Notes 441
Index 457
Notes: LCCN: 2008027043
ISBN: 9781594201998
ISBN: 1594201994
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: "There's something down there..." -- The creekologist -- Sid and Clint -- The bigamist and the boom -- The worst of times, the best of times -- The big rich -- Birth of the ultraconservatives -- War and peace -- The New World -- "A clumsy and immeasurable power" -- "Troglodyte, genus Texana" -- The golden years -- Rising sons -- Sun, sex, spaghetti-and murder -- Watergate, Texas-style -- The last boom -- The great silver caper -- The bust
Summary: Chronicles the rise and fall of one of the great economic and political powerhouses of the twentieth century--Texas oil--by weaving together the epic sagas of the industry's Big Four (Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson) in a story of wealth, power, family feuds, scandals, and bankruptcies
OCLC Number: 233029440
ISBN/ISSN: 9781594201998
1594201994