The Big Rich

Filename: the-big-rich.pdf
ISBN: 1440686033
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Number of pages: 480
Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Big Rich in PDF and EPUB "What's not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness?" --The Economist 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.

The Big Rich

Filename: the-big-rich.pdf
ISBN: 9780143116820
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 480
Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Big Rich in PDF and EPUB Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.

The Big Rich

Filename: the-big-rich.pdf
ISBN: 1594201994
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 466
Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Big Rich in PDF and EPUB Recounts how Texas oil transformed wealth and power in America through the stories of the state's four most influential oil families, tracing how they rose from modest backgrounds, shaped the government, and bankrolled the rise of modern conservatism.

The Frackers

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ISBN: 9781101627907
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Number of pages: 432
Author: Gregory Zuckerman
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Frackers in PDF and EPUB “A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —Booklist Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes. No one understands the frackers—their ambitions, personalities, and foibles—better than Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.


Filename: wildcatters.pdf
ISBN: 9781621570950
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Number of pages: 256
Author: Charles Moncrief
Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Download and read online Wildcatters in PDF and EPUB This true story of greed, corruption, and scandal follows one of the most famous oil families in Texas. Moncrief reveals how petty office politics in his family's business led to a frame-up, explores the effects from the subsequent IRS raid, and details the years-long trial that ended with the Moncrief family absolved of all charges.

Public Enemies

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ISBN: 110103274X
Release Date: 2009-04-29
Number of pages: 624
Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Public Enemies in PDF and EPUB In Public Enemies, bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI to tell the full story—for the first time—of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover and the assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. In an epic feat of storytelling and drawing on a remarkable amount of newly available material on all the major figures involved, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover’s G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI’s rise to power.

Days of Rage

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ISBN: 9780698170070
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Number of pages: 608
Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Days of Rage in PDF and EPUB From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government. The FBI’s response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just forty years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them “nice middle-class kids,” smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners—radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice—often with disastrous consequences. Benefiting from the extraordinary number of people from the underground and the FBI who speak about their experiences for the first time, Days of Rage is filled with revelations and fresh details about the major revolutionaries and their connections and about the FBI and its desperate efforts to make the bombings stop. The result is a mesmerizing book that takes us into the hearts and minds of homegrown terrorists and federal agents alike and weaves their stories into a spellbinding secret history of the 1970s. From the Hardcover edition.

The Murchisons

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ISBN: 0312924186
Release Date: 1991-03-01
Number of pages: 502
Author: Jane Wolfe
Publisher: St Martins Press

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Texas Rich

Filename: texas-rich.pdf
ISBN: 0735101590
Release Date: 2001-12-01
Number of pages: 450
Author: Harry Hurt

Download and read online Texas Rich in PDF and EPUB The saga of H. L. Hunt and the family feud which began with his death focuses on the fortune he made in the oil business and his adventures as a health crank, propagandist, and eccentric patriarch

Historic Photos of Texas Oil

Filename: historic-photos-of-texas-oil.pdf
ISBN: 1596525312
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 205
Author: Mike Cox
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

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Texas Oil Gas Since 1543

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ISBN: 9780976779957
Release Date: 2007-05
Number of pages: 512
Author: C. A. Warner
Publisher: Copano Bay Press

Download and read online Texas Oil Gas Since 1543 in PDF and EPUB When it was first published in 1939, oil historian James A. Clark called this book, "the most valuable collection of historical, biographical, and statistical data on Texas oil ever assembled." This definitive history of the petroleum industry in Texas exhaustively addresses the geology, technology, and economic impact of the industry that made Texas synonymous with oil. (Technology & Industrial Arts)


Filename: wildcatters.pdf
ISBN: 1585446068
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 234
Author: Roger M. Olien
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

Download and read online Wildcatters in PDF and EPUB In the 1970s and 1980s the Texas wildcatter was a recognizable figure in popular culture. Since then, the wildcatter's role is less celebrated but still important, as shown in the new introduction to this edition of a book originally published in 1984 by Texas Monthly Press. Drawing heavily on oral histories, this book tells the story of the West Texas independents as a group, looking at their business strategies in the context of their national, regional, and local conditions. The focus is on the Permian Basin and southeastern New Mexico over the sixty-year period in which the region rose to prominence on the American oil scene, producing about one-fifth of the nation's output. It is a story that covers vast technological change, governmental regulation, and economic fluctuation with profound implications for the oil and gas community. The new introduction brings the story up-to-date by addressing not only the subsequent careers of the wildcatters described in the book but also the role of independents in the current economy. ROGER M. OLIEN, who holds a Ph.D. from Brown University, lives in Austin and is a member of the TSHA Speakers Bureau.DIANA DAVIDS HINTON holds the J. Conrad Dunagan Chair in regional and business history at the University of Texas-Permian Basin. Her Ph.D. is from Yale University.

The Miranda Obsession

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ISBN: 9781614520214
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Number of pages:
Author: Bryan Burrough
Publisher: Byliner Digital Services

Download and read online The Miranda Obsession in PDF and EPUB She said she was a gorgeous, wealthy, well-connected model and student named Miranda, and she seduced a slew of famous and powerful menBilly Joel, Warren Beatty, Ted Kennedy, Quincy Jones, Robert DeNiro, Bob Dylan, Buck Henry, Richard Gere, Eric Clapton, and many moreall of them over the phone. In the course of those long, flirtatious conversations some fell madly in love with her. Some became obsessed with her. Some had their hearts broken by her. And then she vanished.In the 12 years since bestselling author Bryan Burrough (Barbarians at the Gate, The Big Rich) first published his story "The Miranda Obsession" in Vanity Fair, the legend of Miranda has continued to grow and his article has become a true classic of the genre. On the heels of a just-aired prime-time Vanity Fair-CBS "48 Hours" special on enduring Hollywood mysteries, Burrough is republishing his story as an e-book, complete with a new Afterword that brings Miranda's extraordinary tale up to date with the names of still more leading men who fell under her spell, from Bono to Rush Limbaugh. Writes Burrough: "In 30 years in the field...I don't think I've ever come across another [story] like it.... She has much to say about what men want, what men need, and how to keep a man coming back for more."

The Quest

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ISBN: 9781101563700
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Number of pages: 832
Author: Daniel Yergin
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Quest in PDF and EPUB This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Breaking Rockefeller

Filename: breaking-rockefeller.pdf
ISBN: 9780698170773
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Number of pages: 352
Author: Peter B. Doran
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Breaking Rockefeller in PDF and EPUB The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses—that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel’s rise from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller’s monopoly. The beginning of the twentieth century is a time when vast fortunes were made and lost. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and right down Broadway in New York City, Peter Doran offers a richly detailed, fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest man at his own game.