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The Big Rich - by Bryan Burrough (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • "Full of schadenfreude and speculation--and solid, timely history too.
  • About the Author: Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of three previous books.
  • 496 Pages
  • Business + Money Management, Corporate & Business History

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About the Book



Bestselling author and "Vanity Fair" special-correspondent Burrough chronicles the rise and fall of one of the great economic and political powerhouses of the 20th century--Texas oil.



Book Synopsis



"Full of schadenfreude and speculation--and solid, timely history too." --Kirkus Reviews

"This is a portrait of capitalism as white-knuckle risk taking, yielding fruitful discoveries for the fathers, but only sterile speculation for the sons--a story that resonates with today's economic upheaval." --Publishers Weekly

"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.



Review Quotes




"Burrough, with his gifts for both synthesis and lyricism, brings more to the table . . . His set pieces describing the events at Spindletop, the gusher that started it all, and the rise and fall of the wildcatter Glenn McCarthy (the model for Ferber's Jett Rink) are impeccably rendered, as are the tales of many other fabled characters. Burrough has also done estimable new reporting, showing links between Texas money and national politics that stretch back far earlier than the days of Lyndon B. Johnson . . ." --Mimi Swartz, The New York Times

"Full of schadenfreude and speculation--and solid, timely history too." --Kirkus Reviews

"Capitalism at its most colorful oozes across the pages of this engrossing study of independent oil men. . . . This is a portrait of capitalism as white-knuckle risk taking, yielding fruitful discoveries for the fathers, but only sterile speculation for the sons--a story that resonates with today's economic upheaval." --Publishers Weekly

"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



About the Author



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: .9 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 496
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Corporate & Business History
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Bryan Burrough
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2010
TCIN: 12107890
UPC: 9780143116820
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-8593
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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