By Gerald Lynch
Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given upward thrust to many a fantasy. Oil may well flip a guy in a single day right into a millionaire—and did, for a few. yet those myths have obscured what lifestyles was once particularly like within the oil patch, a spot that used to be neither the El Dorado of legend nor particularly the unredeemed den of sin and iniquity that a few feared.
In Roughnecks, Drillers, and gear Pushers, Gerald Lynch presents a much-needed insider's view of the oil undefined, describing lifestyles in numerous oil fields in and round Texas. He additionally chronicles adjustments in drilling equipment and oil-field know-how and the way those alterations affected him and his fellow oil-field staff. not anyone else has written a working-class historical past of the oil fields as colourful and articulate as this one.
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Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers: Thirty-three Years in the Oil Fields (Personal Narratives of the West) by Gerald Lynch