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Title:
The big rich : the rise and fall of the greatest Texas oil fortunes
ISBN:
9781410413604

9781594201998
Edition:
Large print ed.
Publication Information:
Waterville, Me. : Bryan Burrough, c2009.
Physical Description:
816 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
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.
Abstract:
This book chronicles the rise and fall of one of the great economic and political powerhouses of the twentieth century--Texas oil; they were known as the Big Four, Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, who became patriarchs of the wealthiest oil families in Texas.

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