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Kimra

My husband & I share the account. Anything on history is his read. I'm more into fiction/zombie & apocalyptic reads.

Tuscola, TX, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Bryan Burrough
    • Narrated By James Jenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (90)

    Best-selling author Bryan Burrough reveals how four Texas oil tycoons transformed America. Rising from humble beginnings through hard work and shrewd dealings, they shifted the balance of power in American politics. While hobnobbing with movie stars and presidents, the Big Rich also created the legend of the swaggering Texas oilman with island hideaways and sprawling ranches.

    Andrew says: "Houston Oilman"
    "The Big Rich"
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    If you are born in Texas or moved here it is a good primer for the development of the energy portion of the state.

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  • The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-fated Race to Connect the Seas

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Todd Balf
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Darkest Jungle tells the harrowing story of America's first ship canal exploration across a narrow piece of land in Central America called the Darien, a place that loomed large in the minds of the world's most courageous adventurers in the nineteenth century. With rivals from England and France days behind, the 27-member U.S. expedition landed on the Atlantic shore at Caledonia Bay in eastern Panama to begin their mad dash up the coast-hugging mountains of the Darien wilderness.

    Kimra says: "The Darkest Jungle"
    "The Darkest Jungle"
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    This was an interesting book. I had never heard of Lt Strain and had read some other books about the canal so it gave me some additional insite. Pretty interesting to see how the area has been of interest for such a long time.

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