Oil Man: The Story Of Frank Phillips & The Birth Of Phillips Petroleum

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Macmillan, May 15, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
A rich, rousing gusher of a biography that captures the life and times of an American hero and the birth of the modern oil empire he created.

Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum, was one of the greatest self-made business tycoons of the twentieth century. Here in Oil Man, Michael Wallis, the best-selling historian of the West, present Phillips against a pageant of luminaries and outlaws that includes Will Rogers, Harry Truman, Edna Ferber, J.Paul Getty, and Pretty Boy Floyd. Spanning the finals days of America's frontier West through the Roaring Twenties and two world warn, Oil Man is a bold, colorful biography of the original American entrepreneur. A classic work that continues to gather accolades since its original publication in 1988.
 

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Phillips was the prototypical oil man: hard working, fun loving, powerful, flamboyant, and richthe ideal subject for a book. But this is not an ideal biographyit looks closely at Phillips, but not too ... Read full review

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