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  1. The Vacancy Hunter
    The Vacancy Hunter
    The Vacancy Hunter
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  2. The Vacancy Hunter

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    Customer Ratings (6 reviews)
    Price R716.00

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Farm boy Buck Giles survives in the wartime trenches of Northern France and later gains unimagined oil wealth during the Great Depression. With dogged determination and the aid of a renowned attorney, Giles confirms in the courts his claim to a small but lucrative portion of the Yates oil field in Pecos County, Texas. Years later, envy and political intrigue force Giles back to court to defend his victory. Inspired by actual events facts, the story takes the reader through the early development of the Texas petroleum phenomenon, a story that continues today as the Yates and other Texas oil fields yet fuel the Unites States economy.


Carter Burdette
Page Publishing, Inc.
Page Publishing, Inc.
Page Publishing, Inc.
Page Publishing, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Gives a very interesting account of the early days in the oil business in Texas and also a bit of history of Fort Worth, Texas. The story builds as the lead character grows from a young man into a mature adult. I learned a great deal about the ins and outs of oil leases, royalties, and overrides, and a bit about the legal system that controls it. It was very well written.
For someone who grew up in the mid-west during a relatively small oil boom from the late 1930s to the mid 1940s and whose father had told him "you need to go to Texas",this book was a fascinating primer on the famous "Yates field"
Very interesting story! Filled with true occurrences!
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