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

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

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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1892, Bryan Mealers 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. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil. For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair. But for young Bobby Mealer, the authors father, religion is only an agent for rebellion
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
INap
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Mealer, Bryan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction
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  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Large type books
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Big Spring (Tex.)
  • Texas
Label
The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream, Bryan Mealer, (large print)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-601)
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
1672035
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The kings of big spring : God, oil, and one family's search for the American dream, Bryan Mealer, (large print)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-601)
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
1672035
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
605 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432847821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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