Gamble in the Devil's Chalk: The Battle for Oil in a Field of Broken Dreams - Pirtle III, Mr Caleb
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In the mid 1970s, a band of men with little expertise in the oilfield defied the hard ground of Giddings, Texas, to search for oil in a barren, poverty-stricken land that was littered with dry holes, shattered hopes, and empty pockets. Max Williams, the former hot-shot basketball player at SMU, and Irv Deal had been in high-dollar real estate until the real estate market collapsed. Both were facing the wrath of hard times. Pat Holloway was a lawyer who operated drilling funds but had never tested the ill-fated Austin Chalk. ...

Gamble in the Devil's Chalk: The Battle for Oil in a Field of Broken Dreams 2011, Venture Galleries

ISBN-13: 9780984208326

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