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The Boots Adams Story

By: Lobsenz, Norman M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Phillips Petroleum Company: 1965

Edition: Commemorative Edition

Seller ID: 08096

Condition: Very Good


126 pages with many photos. Chronology and Selected Honors and Awards listed at the back of the book. Biography of the Kenneth Stanley "Boots" Adams, of the Phillips Petroleum Company, who became one of the nation's youngest chief executives of a major corporation in 1938 and for several decades grew it into a global giant. Adams was the father of K.S. "Bud" Adams, owner of the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans football teams. This edition of the book was published for the people of Phillips Petroleum Company to commemorate Boots Adams' 66th birthday, August 31, 1965. A bookm... View more info

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Mr. Jim: The Biography of James Smither Abercombie

By: Nicholson, Patrick J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Gulf Publishing: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10552

ISBN: 0872014045

Condition: Near Fine


About fine in a dust jacket that has a couple of blemishes-lower spine and front panel, upper corner-from apparent price sticker removal. Looks nice preserved in a new Mylar archival cover now. Biography of Houston petroleum industry giant, James Smither Abercrombie, founder of Cameron Iron Works and, as a philanthropist, founder and supporter of Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. 364 pages, Index, black and white photos. View more info

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A Sixth Sense: The Life and Science of Henri-Georges Doll, Oilfield Pioneer and Inventor

By: Oristaglio, Michael & Alexander Dorozynski

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Duckworth: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08229

ISBN: 1590202392

Condition: Near Fine


336 pages with a Note on Sources, References, and Index. Illustrated with photos and endpaper maps. View more info