Boone

T. Boone Pickens, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $18.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-395-41433-0
Pickens, in case anyone needs to bereminded, is the independent Texas oil producer and financier who not long ago engineered, in his words, ""the largest corporate merger of all time''the Gulf Oil ``deal'' that increased Gulf stock prices to the immense profit of shareholders (including Pickens) while obliterating the giant corporation itself. This memoir gives an inside, often eyebrow-raising look at the workings of the oil industry as Pickens progresses from a hardscrabble, Texas Panhandle existence to small-scale oil well wild-catting with financing hard to come by; regional and national success with his Mesa Petroleum Co.; risky North Sea exploration during the OPEC oil ``shortage''; limited acceptance by industrial-establishment executives at hunting-lodge conclaves; the Gulf set-to and other, less spectacular deals. ``The entrepreneurial spirit,'' says Boone, ``is rooted in the desire to make money.'' (March 16)
Reviewed on: 04/30/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-394-57098-3
Mass Market Paperbound - 335 pages - 978-0-395-47811-0
Hardcover - 304 pages - 978-0-395-43290-7
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