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The grand huckster : Houston's Judge Roy Hofheinz, genius of the Astrodome

Author: Edgar W Ray
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Memphis State University Press, ©1980.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ray, Edgar W.
Grand huckster.
Memphis, Tenn. : Memphis State University Press, ©1980
(OCoLC)558060488
Named Person: Roy Hofheinz; Roy Hofheinz; Roy Hofheinz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar W Ray
ISBN: 0878701958 9780878701957 0878700692 9780878700691
OCLC Number: 6513004
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 581 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The hungry dreamer --
Teenage scholar and promoter --
Early law practice and marriage --
Boy wonder legislator --
The youngest county judge --
The whirlwind of 1937 --
A friend of juveniles --
The Hofheinz-Jesse Jones battle --
Catalyst for public improvements --
Bonanza for Rice University --
"All the way with LBJ" in 1941 --
Early homes, family and civic life --
Ole country boy's radio license --
Little known financial nest egg --
A radio whirlwind --
Yorktown and "huckster house" --
Super salesman and political enthusiast --
Sam Rayburn's rebuff --
The mayor, city council, and "palace guard" --
Reelection as mayor --
"Old gray fox" and "fat cats" --
Television stockholder --
A look back at the mayor and the man --
New horizons --
Birth of the Houston Colt .45s --
The Wild West comes to baseball --
The Taj Mahal of sports --
A dream comes true --
The Hofheinz-Smith break --
Acclaim abroad, criticism at home --
The birth of Astro turf --
The death of Irene Cafcalas Hofheinz --
New enterprises --
Two hucksters buy Ringling --
Tales of Hofheinz --
Designing and collecting --
Astroworld--a delight for the family --
"Kiddo" becomes Mrs. Roy Hofheinz --
One-man chamber of commerce --
A crippling stroke --
"Snitch," "Pixie," Leslie, and M.F. --
the judge back in the saddle --
Askanase, GE, and Ford --
A fire and a firing --
Losing control of Astrodomain --
Selling Astrodomain --
"Hatchet man spec" and the Astros --
Exposing the Mattel securities scandal --
Retirement years --
Lasting monuments.
Responsibility: Edgar W. Ray.

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