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Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - TJ - Goodreads

Spoiler alert: Conservatives are racist, corrupt, and evil. The big rich were ultra-conservatives; ultra-racist, ultra-corrupt, and ultra-evil. Oh yeah, and a bunch of Texans got extremely wealthy ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Kristi - Goodreads

Very interesting on the history of oil in Texas. The first part of the book was fascinating: how oil was found using various combinations of money, luck, intelligence, and chutzpah. It's kind of ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Nick Bomersbach - Goodreads

Entertaining look at recent Texas history, under the influence of oil money. Enjoyed reading about so many people and places that I heard of growing up in South Texas but lacked context to appreciate. Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Howard - Goodreads

I've been on a Texas binge lately. I've always found the state, its history, and its people to be intriguing. And the politicians? Is there a state that can compare with Texas when one begins to list ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The author writes about the oil rich of Texas: the Hunts, the Murchisons, the Cullens, and the Basses. Mention is made of President Bush, Sr. This is an intimate look at the oil families that played a ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Motorcycle - Goodreads

Meh. The most interesting part was all the racial animus that underlay the oil men's involvement in the Republican party and the beginning of the ultra conservative take over. Crazy stuff. I was both ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Nicky - Goodreads

Living in Houston I wanted to find out what Texas millionaries had done to build up and otherwise influence the city and surroundings and what their continuing influences were today. This is a very ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Derek - Goodreads

The book recounts the beginning of the Texas oil boom beginning with Spindletop outside of Beaumont, Texas. The discussion of how the Big Four (Roy Cullen, HL Hunt—bigamist, Sid Richardson, and Clint ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - John E - Goodreads

A wonderful cast of characters that could only be real. They are too bizarre to be fictional and could only be Texans. I always keep wondering why Texans have such a need to be "big" and "bragging ... Read full review

Review: The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

User Review  - Caleb - Goodreads

A thoroughly enjoyable history of the four big early Texas oil fortunes and the varying paths the first generation took and what happened when the second generation came in. Burrough co-wrote ... Read full review

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