The Big Rich

The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

by Bryan Burrough

Hardcover, 466 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 | purchase

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The Big Rich
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The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
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Bryan Burrough

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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.