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King of the wildcatters : the life and times of Tom Slick, 1883-1930

Author: Ray Miles
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1996.
Series: Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history, no. 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tom Slick was a legend among the "independents" - those who hunted for oil the way mountain men hunted for furs. Ray Miles traces the growth of Slick's career and the modern petroleum industry.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miles, Ray.
King of the wildcatters.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96020128
(OCoLC)34674782
Named Person: Tom Slick; Tom Slick
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Miles
ISBN: 0585071241 9780585071244
OCLC Number: 44954559
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 166 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "I'm a born trader" --
"Every time I drill a well I have to get another partner" --
"Well, I'll be d----d!" : Tom Slick in the Cushing Field --
In-law entrepreneurs --
"To see the oil gush once more" --
"Seminole is the greatest pool of oil ever discovered" --
"Within a year, I'll be back on top" --
"My whole life has been work, work, work."
Series Title: Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history, no. 9.
Responsibility: Ray Miles.

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"... Miles gives us a highly readable biography of an intriguing person and a welcome addition to the history of oil's first century." - Southwestern Historical Quarterly; "... an informative and Read more...

 
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