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

Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Burrough
ISBN: 9780143116820 0143116827
OCLC Number: 430052039
Notes: Originally published: New York : The Penguin Press, 2009.
Description: xiv, 466 pages : illustrations ; 22 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.
Responsibility: Bryan Burrough.

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Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.

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