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Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers: Thirty-three Years in the Oil Fields - Personal Narratives of the West (Paperback)
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Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers: Thirty-three Years in the Oil Fields - Personal Narratives of the West (Paperback)

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Paperback 278 Pages / Published: 01/01/1991
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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.

Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292770522
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

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