|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| "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.
|| 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.