The Big Rich

For outsiders, it can be tough to wrap one’s mind around Texas.  The first challenge is its sheer size: 801 miles from north to south, 777 miles across; if plopped down on the Eastern Seaboard it would subsume all of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, with room left over for North Carolina.  Its enormity encompasses every North American landscape short of glaciers: pine forests in East Texas, deserts and sand dunes in West Texas, marshland and moors along the coast, mountains as high as eight thousand feet, and enough flat scrubby plains, stretching from Dallas to El Paso, to sate a Mongol horde.

The Big Rich

The Big Rich

The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes THE BIG RICH by Bryan Burrough
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