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The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future

T Boone Pickens

The man whose corporate takeover attempts and shareholder activism reshaped the oil industry in the 1980s recounts his most awe-inspiring comeback which saw him net over a billion dollars in his seventh decade. 8-page b&w photo insert.

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Book Information

Publisher: Crown Business
Publish Date: 09/02/2008
Pages: 260
ISBN-13: 9780307395771
ISBN-10: 0307395774
Language: English

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The man whose corporate takeover attempts and shareholder activism reshaped the oil industry in the 1980s recounts his most awe-inspiring comeback, which saw him net over a billion dollars in his seventh decade. 8-page b&w photo insert.

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