Spindletop: The True Story of the Oil Discovery That Changed the World

Spindletop: The True Story of the Oil Discovery That Changed the World

by James Anthony Clark, Michael T. Halbouty
     
 

Spindletop is the true story of the oil discovery that changed the world--of the events leading up to it and the boom days that followed. It is a fascinating tale of men against odds, and the incidents that molded men and ideas together to form the nucleus of the modern oil industry. The story is brought vividly alive by its colorful portraits of the men who played a… See more details below

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Spindletop is the true story of the oil discovery that changed the world--of the events leading up to it and the boom days that followed. It is a fascinating tale of men against odds, and the incidents that molded men and ideas together to form the nucleus of the modern oil industry. The story is brought vividly alive by its colorful portraits of the men who played a part in this great adventure.

Written by men who have known the field all their lives, Spindletop reveals for the first time the whole story of the discovery that inaugurated the rise of America to a dominant world power and helped its people to achieve security and prosperity.

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In January 1901, the first American oil gusher spouted oil and the town of Beaumont, Texas, became a bedlam. The population doubled and doubled again, and spectators made fortunes only to lose them in gambling halls. This is the true story of the oil discovery that changed the world and of the events leading up to it, enlivened by color portraits of the men who played a part in this great adventure. First published in 1952. This edition is reprinted in celebration of the centennial anniversary, and contains a new preface. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780884158134
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.10(d)

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