Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers: Thirty-three Years in the Oil Fields

Paperback | January 1, 1991

byGerald Lynch

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Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given rise to many a myth. Oil could turn a man overnight into a millionaire—and did, for some. But these myths have obscured what life was really like in the oil patch, a place that was neither the El Dorado of legend nor quite the unredeemed den of sin and iniquity that some feared.

In Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers, Gerald Lynch provides a much-needed insider's view of the oil industry, describing life in various oil fields in and around Texas. He also chronicles changes in drilling methods and oil-field technology and how these changes affected him and his fellow oil-field workers. No one else has written a working-class history of the oil fields as colorful and articulate as this one.

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Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given rise to many a myth. Oil could turn a man overnight into a millionaire—and did, for some. But these myths have obscured what life was really like in the oil patch, a place that was neither the El Dorado of legend nor quite the unredeemed den of sin and iniquity that some feared.In Roughnecks, Dri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 1991Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292770529

ISBN - 13:9780292770522

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