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The kings of Big Spring

Bryan Mealer

The kings of Big Spring

God, oil, and one family"s search for the American dream

by Bryan Mealer

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Petroleum industry and trade,
  • Family,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-369).

    StatementBryan Mealer
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF391.3 .M43 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination369 pages
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26943363M
    ISBN 101250058910
    ISBN 109781250058911
    OCLC/WorldCa986976617

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Bryan Mealer, The Kings of Big Spring The subtitle of Bryan Mealers book, God, Oil, and One Familys Search for the American Dream, is much more descriptive of this book than is the main title, The Kings of Big Spring. For while we do meet three kings (oil tycoons) of Big Spring, his main emphasis is on four generations of his familys mostly /5.

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A tale of boom and bust—but mostly bust—in the always-beckoning oil fields of Texas. In this epic, comparatively modest in size but ambitious in scope, Lone Star State native and itinerant correspondent Mealer (Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football’s Forgotten Town,etc.) traces his family’s checkered history across generations, planting cotton, fighting wars, grieving for.

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Febru When John Lewis Mealer set out from the hollows of the Georgia Blue Ridge init was to escape warring moonshiners and lawmen, and to find work in the exploding, inviting West. Young, unmarried and intent on making something of himself, he wanted.

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But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with money and Texas T, a boom Continue reading The Kings of Big Spring → Twenty-six, and with a young family, Bobby had left his home town of Big Spring in West Texas, a town of oil booms and busts, to seek his fortune away from the legacy of black gold his forefathers had chased.

The journalist and author Bryan Mealer set out to tell the story of his father and Cunningham’s boom and bust in “The Kings of Big Spring,” but ended up covering much more. BRYAN MEALER speaking & signing The Kings of Big Spring. at the Austin Central Public Library.

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Author of Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family’s Search for the American Dream, Bryan Mealer, will be at the Heritage Museum this Saturday, March 17th at PM for a book signing.

His book has been described as, “A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as. A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as big as Texas itself.

And in telling the story of four generations of his family, Mealer also tells the story of America came to be. You can find this title in the following lists. The Kings of Big Spring God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream (Book): Mealer, Bryan: InBryan 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.

But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight.

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Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. Become a Member >.During his book signing event at Heritage Museum of Big Spring, Bryan Mealer, author of The Kings of Big Spring: God, Oil, and One Family's Search for the American Dream, spoke about his book, which he describes as a cross between "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Boogie Nights".He also read aloud excerpts to the crowd and to the characters in the book who were in attendance.