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The discovery of the BLACK GIANT in 1930 was the largest oil strike in the United States. Its gushers changed the race of the oil industry. The stories of Columbus "dad" Joiner, the crippled, poetry quoting wildcatter and con man who discovered the field, H.L. Hunt, the gambler who became one of America's first billionaires, and the Texas Ranger who brought law and order with fists and guns, are told with tongue-in-cheek. Based on documented history, anecdotes, and cherished myths, dubious tales are noted with a smile and oil industry workings and shenanigans are exposed. A must read for every Texan and those who love or hate "big Oil"-Enron, Texaco, and their sisters- and the "Texas rich".