The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 27, 2009 - History - 480 pages
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"What's not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness?"

Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough's spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil. Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood stars. Seamlessly charting their collective rise and fall, The Big Rich is a hugely entertaining account that only a writer with Burrough's abilities-and Texas upbringing-could have written.




  

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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

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A CLUMSY AND IMMEASURABLE POWER
TROGLODYTE GENUS TEXANA
THE GOLDEN YEARS
SUN SEX SPAGHETTIAND MURDER
THE LAST BOOM
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About the author (2009)

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of three previous books. A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in financial journalism. Burrough lives in Summit, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons.

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