Oil: Titan of the Southwest (Paperback)

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By Carl Coke Rister, E. Degolyer (Foreword by)
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Oil Titan of the Southwest is the exciting yet unbiased account of one of the most spectacular series of events in American history: the rush for oil riches in the great Mid-Continent and Gulf producing area, from the era of the Indians' oil springs through the blustery years of wildcatting to the recent more orderly, but equally dramatic period of exploration and development.

Here is the story of the discovery and production of oil in this rich domain, embracing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. More than a history of the development of an industry, this absorbing narrative relates the rise of the giant corporations, the struggles of the independents, the adoption of scientific methods, and the emergence of controls.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806143866
ISBN-10: 080614386X
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: January 4th, 2013
Pages: 506
Language: English