Harry Hurt III

Harry Hurt III is an award-winning investigative journalist and former New York Times columnist. He is the author of seven nonfiction
books, including the best-selling Texas Rich, the saga of the H.L. Hunt family oil and silver dynasty. He has contributed articles on crime, business, and other topics to Esquire, Fortune, Newsweek, Texas Monthly, Self, Playboy, and Sports Illustrated and appeared in television, video, and webcasts on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, Yahoo News, nytimes.com, and elsewhere.

Stories

Hell on Wheels

In which John Howard, our toughest athlete, goes after a world bicycle record and hopes America will care.

Say, Have You Heard the One...

One man’s ludicrous attempts to trace the origin of a joke led him to a simple truth: life is funny.

Say, Have You Heard the One...

One man’s ludicrous attempts to trace the origin of a joke led him to a simple truth: life is funny.

The Cassandra of Crude

Dale Steffes can predict the future of the oil business. So why do the majors turn a deaf ear? Because, says Steffes, the news is all bad.

The New Energy Crisis: Opec Versus Opec

Now it’s their turn to cry.

The New Energy Crisis: Opec Versus Opec

Now it’s their turn to cry.

The Store That Made Jonesville Famous

And other great country stores of Texas.

The Store That Made Jonesville Famous

And other great country stores of Texas.

Meanwhile, Back In Giddings

Texas’ hottest oil patch is cooling down.

Meanwhile, Back In Giddings

Texas’ hottest oil patch is cooling down.

Oscar’s Follie

Coastal Corporation’s mastermind, Oscar Wyatt, keeps everyone guessing these days—from the IRS to society columnists to stock analysts.

Oscar’s Follie

Coastal Corporation’s mastermind, Oscar Wyatt, keeps everyone guessing these days—from the IRS to society columnists to stock analysts.

The Ground’s the Limit

How a band of thrill-seekers called BASE made jumping off Texas’ tallest building the ultimate urban adventure.

The Ground’s the Limit

How a band of thrill-seekers called BASE made jumping off Texas’ tallest building the ultimate urban adventure.

I Have a Scheme

Andrew Jefferson was on his way up in the judicial system. Larry Cager was a rising star in the Houston Area Urban League. Together they were giving the city’s black population the leadership it had always needed. And then along came trouble.

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