THE GOLDEN FLOOD by Herbert Asbury

THE GOLDEN FLOOD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A good, solid, colorful job, with more business man appeal than his earlier, more sensational books. This is the story of oil -- and the first fields in Western Pennsylvania. He touches on the world wide and century long use of the oil, the first big strike, the developments in drilling and refining which made it a necessity as fuel and illumination, the tragedies and comedies of the new millionaires, the personalities, the transportation battles, the booms and the collapses, and -- being Asbury -- the sin spots and rough characters. Finally the rise of Rockefeller and Standard Oil.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1942
Publisher: Knopf