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The Resource The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream, Bryan Mealer

The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream, Bryan Mealer

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The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream
Title
The kings of big spring
Title remainder
God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Mealer
Title variation
kings of Big Spring
Title variation remainder
God, oil, and one familys search for the American dream
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history
Summary
Traces the story of the author's family, whose fortunes and prospects became subject to the Texas oil boom of the 1980s and its related glamour, corruption, drug affiliations, and risks
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10619872
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Mealer, Bryan,
Dewey number
  • 976.4858
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Big Spring (Tex.)
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Texas
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Target audience
adult
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God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream
Label
The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream, Bryan Mealer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21389662
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781250058911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical tables
Label
The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream, Bryan Mealer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-369)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21389662
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781250058911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, genealogical tables

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