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Economic Perspectives February 9 Interview Available Online: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Posted by HH on February 9, 2009

Bryan Burrough, author of The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the big-richGreatest Texas Oil Fortunes, was interviewed on the February 9 edition of Economic Perspectives.  In his book, Burrough chronicles the history of oil in Texas and the four oil barons whose exploits left its indelible print on Texas and the nation: Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson.  Their success along with their peers brought unprecedented wealth and power in America to the south and west.  They used their new found wealth and power to help bankroll the rise of modern conservatism and send Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush to the White House.  To listen to this interview click here.

Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of numerous books including Barbarians at the Gate: The Rise and Fall of RJR Nabisco.  A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Excellence in financial journalism.

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