Builders: Herman and George R Brown

Builders: Herman and George R Brown

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: Texas A&M University Press

: 9781585442669

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Hernam 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, Pratt and Castaneda address the Browns' philanthropic work, political influence, antiunionism, and longtime relationship wit Lyndon Baines Johnson.

  • Isbn-13 Digit: 9781585442669
  • Author-1: Joseph A Pratt
  • Author-2: Christopher J Castaneda
  • Copyright/Publication Date: 1999
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 325