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Builders

Herman and George R.Brown

Joseph A. Pratt (author) Christopher J. Castaneda (author)

ISBN: 9781585442669

Publication Date: Feb 2003

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Herman and George R. Brown, formidable figures in the construction industry and Texas politics, made a unique business team. This book serves as both a history of their lives and as an examination of business life in mid-20th-century America.
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Herman and George R. Brown, formidable figures in the construction industry and Texas politics, made a unique business team. Practical and decisive Herman and university-trained, soft-spoken George, a natural salesperson, combined their individual strengths, strong work ethic, and ambition to develop Brown & Root one of America's preeminent construction companies. Builders serves both as a history of their lives and as an examination of business life in mid-twentieth-century America. In addition to examining the brothers' business accomplishments, the authors address the Browns' philanthropic work, political influence, antiunionism, and longtime relationship with Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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...illuminates the history of business and urban development in twentieth century Houston and central Texas as much as it does the lives of Herman and George Brown. - Journal of American History
Illustrations 35 b&w photographs, figures, tables, index
Pages 362
Date Published 28 Feb 2003
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Subject/s Politics & Government   Business & management   History of the Americas   Social & cultural history   Biography & True Stories   20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000   Construction industry  

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