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Ross Sterling, Texan : a memoir by the founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company

Author: Ross S Sterling; Edward W Kilman; Don E Carleton; University of Texas at Austin. Center for American History.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Born on a farm near Anahuac, Texas, in 1875 and possessed of only a fourth-grade education, Ross Sterling was one of the most successful Texans of his generation. Driven by a relentless work ethic, he become a wealthy oilman, banker, newspaper publisher, and, from 1931 to 1933, one-term governor of Texas. Sterling was the principal founder of the Humble Oil and Refining Company, which eventually became the largest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ross S Sterling
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross S Sterling; Edward W Kilman; Don E Carleton; University of Texas at Austin. Center for American History.
ISBN: 0292714424 9780292714427
OCLC Number: 71245982
Notes: "The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin."
Description: ix, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Double Bayou --
The Flip of a Coin --
The First Two Oil Wells --
Taking Over Standard --
A Personality Company --
Pulling Stakes at Fifty --
Deerslayers Deluxe --
Highways of Destiny --
The Unbonding Plan --
An Unpolitical Politician --
Pour It On --
The World Loves a Winner --
The Supreme Honor of My Life --
Crisis in East Texas --
Drowning in Ten-Cent Oil --
Holding the Bull --
Whistling in the Dark --
Flying Words and Eggs --
The Battle of the People --
It Was a Great Show --
Martial Law's Finale --
Back in the Chips --
The View from the Western Slope.
Responsibility: Ross S. Sterling and Ed Kilman ; edited and revised by Don Carleton ; foreword by Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
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A memoir by the founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company. It uses the original oral history dictated by the author to Ed Kilman to present the former governor's life story in his own words. It  Read more...

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