The Big Rich - Bryan Burrough

The Big Rich

By Bryan Burrough

  • Release Date: 2009-01-27
  • Genre: United States
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 85 Ratings

Description

"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.

Reviews

  • Great Story., Ned's editing

    2
    By Shtx2az
    Fascinating at times sluggish at others this book should have left about 250 pages on the editing floor.
  • The Big Rich

    5
    By Tamperjoe
    One of my favorites. I've been told it is not exactly factually corect but I would not hold that against it. This is a great read. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.