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

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  • ISBN: 9781594201998
  • ISBN: 1594201994
  • Physical Description: xiv, 466 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc.: 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, etc.: 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.
Subject: Petroleum industry and trade > Texas > Biography.
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