The Big Rich

“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 ...

Author: Bryan Burrough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440686033

Category: History

Page: 480

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“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.

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about the Big Rich

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Author: Charlie Strong

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458872775

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Rich Don t Always Win

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Author: Sam Pizzigati

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 160980435X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The Occupy Wall Street protests have captured America's political imagination. Polls show that two-thirds of the nation now believe that America's enormous wealth ought to be "distributed more evenly." However, almost as many Americans--well over half--feel the protests will ultimately have "little impact" on inequality in America. What explains this disconnect? Most Americans have resigned themselves to believing that the rich simply always get their way. Except they don't. A century ago, the United States hosted a super-rich even more domineering than ours today. Yet fifty years later, that super-rich had almost entirely disappeared. Their majestic mansions and estates had become museums and college campuses, and America had become a vibrant, mass middle class nation, the first and finest the world had ever seen. Americans today ought to be taking no small inspiration from this stunning change. After all, if our forbears successfully beat back grand fortune, why can't we? But this transformation is inspiring virtually no one. Why? Because the story behind it has remained almost totally unknown, until now. This lively popular history will speak directly to the political hopelessness so many Americans feel. By tracing how average Americans took down plutocracy over the first half of the 20th Century--and how plutocracy came back-- The Rich Don't Always Win will outfit Occupy Wall Street America with a deeper understanding of what we need to do to get the United States back on track to the American dream.


The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

A MEMORY OF THE OLD SOUTH BY VIRGINIA FRAZER BOYLE HEY were bringing in holly and and cotton - fields - a mortgage that would mistletoe , heaping ... big , rich buckra " — rich enough to wait . just as soon as it would be respectful .

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland

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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland

From the time of the Greeks there had been some belief in a fabulously wealthy Southern Continent , Terra Australis , and Arnold Wood tells us that following the earlier voyages of the Portuguese and the Spanish “ In the big rich island ...

Author: Royal Society of Queensland

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Category: Science

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The Great West

It was the old story of the big boy and the admiring little boys over again . And how these little boys longed to get just a finger in this great , rich pie ! But the big boy said , “ Touch it if you dare ! " And the little boys did ...

Author: Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick

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Category: West (U.S.)

Page: 176

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Great Britain Her Finance and Commerce

The Cabernet Sauvignon grape ( famous as being the variety chiefly used in making the celebrated “ Chateau Lafite ” of France ) is now grown to a considerable extent in California , and produces a very big , rich wine . One of the great ...

Author: [Anonymus AC08192208]

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 606

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The Journal of the Switchmen s Union of North America

This was intended to voice the sentiments of the big rich , but no labor party nor any school of economics has ever claimed that the wealth was created solely by manual labor . When labor is spoken of in discussions of politcal economy ...

Author: Switchmen's Union of North America

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Category: Railroads

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