Builders

Builders : Herman and George R.Brown

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 191.5 x 237.7 x 19.8mm | 598.75g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 35 b&w photographs, figures, tables, index
  • 1585442666
  • 9781585442669

Review quote

"...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 Historyshow more

About Joseph A. Pratt

Joseph A. Pratt is Cullen Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston and has written or coauthored six books of business history. Christopher J. Castaneda is assistant professor of history and director of the Oral History Program at California State University, Sacramento. Together they wrote "From Texas to the East: A Strategic History of Texas Eastern Corporation, " which Texas A&M University Press published in 1993.show more