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The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
by Bryan Burrough
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BIG RICH, 28 Jun 2009
A TALE OF HICKS,CHANCERS,MISFITS , MOSTLY WITHOUT ANY SCHOOLING WORTH
CALLING IT- LUCK INTO THE MAINLY EAST TEXAS OIL FIELDS--RICHES THAT PAYED OFF DURING AND AFTER THE SECOND WW-- CREATING MASSIVE FORTUNES- BARELY LAW ABIDING, MANIPULATIVE ON THE LOCAL,STATE AND NATIONAL SCENE AND POLITICALLY MOSTLY ULTRA RIGHT AA WELL IN PART BIGOTTED RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALIST WITH LITTLE REGARD FOR FELLOW MANKIND
AMASS GIANT FORTUNES AND SQUANDER A GREAT PART OF IT ON HIGH LIVING,SOCIALISING, BIGAMY, GAMBLING, INFLUENCE BUYING, PAMPHLETEERING, DUCK HUNTING AND CAVORTING ON THEIR PRIVATE iSLANDS AND YACHTS ,ILL CONSICERED FOREIGN VENTURES....MOSTLY SQUANDERED BY THE SUCCEEDING GENERATION.
AT LEAST ONE LOT STANDS OUT-- HE DONATED A LARGE PART OF HIS MONEY TO SUPPORT THE TEXAS UNIVERSITY IN HOUSTON.
A SHAMEFUL STORY OF ILLGOTTEN GAINS FOLLOWED BY THOUGHTESS SQUANDERING OF THE MAJOR O & G DISCOVERIES OF TEXAS.
GONE FOREVER ! NOW CHEW THE DRY BONE ! iN THE POPULACDE THE LORE STILL HELD ITS FASCINATION IN TEXAS--- RIGHT INTO THE RECENT BUSH AREA !


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