The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Big Rich - Bryan Burrough

For readers lacking a oil well to cushion the economic crunch, get a few tips here about how it's done.  Burrough writes for Vanity Fair magazine.


Michael Berryhill teaches journalism for the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston. His review appeared in the Houston Chronicle at  It begins ...

"The figure on the cover of Bryan Burrough's brisk new history of Texas oilmen wears a black, wide-brimmed Western hat. A geyser of oil is spouting up his back from an old-time wooden derrick. Gushers and cowboy hats have a great appeal and so does the money accompanying them, so Burrough, a writer for Vanity Fair magazine, can be forgiven for invoking the stereotype with his title, The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes."

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