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.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Big Rich - Burrough

The Financial Times of London posts a review of The Big Rich, by Bryan Burrough
Pioneers who put Texas on the oil map
Review by Sheila McNulty  Published: February 9 2009 02:00
The review begins:  "Lest anyone feel sorry for those with mounting losses from the plunge in oil prices from almost $150 a barrel to below $40, boom-and-bust cycles have been making and unmaking millionaires since the first geyser spouted at Spindletop in 1901, ushering in the rise of the petroleum industry.
The Texas plains are pockmarked with holes dating back to those early days when the state produced more oil than the wells in the rest of the world put together. Yet dry holes are still being drilled, even with today's advanced technology. From the start, the price of oil has never been steady."

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