Harry Hurt III

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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.

Articles by Harry Hurt III

Larry Hagman’s Curtain Call

Jan 21, 2013 By Harry Hurt III

As the man known to the world as Dallas's J. R. Ewing fends off throat cancer, he gears up to reprise the role that turned him into an icon and looks back on one of the most extraordinary—and eccentric—lives in show business.

The Rites of Swing

May 31, 1996 By Harry Hurt III

It doesn’t matter that his most famous pupil was shark- bitten at the Masters. Butch Harmon is still Texas’ hottest golf pro since Harvey Penick.

Feasting on the Oil Glut

Sep 30, 1984 By Harry Hurt III

So you think that OPEC controls the price oil and that the glut is hurting everybody in the oil business? Wrong. Traders on the international spot market are pulling the strings and getting rich in the process.

I Have a Scheme

Sep 30, 1981 By Harry Hurt III

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.

Brave New Vacancies

Jun 30, 1978 By Harry Hurt III

Give us your tired and freezing Yankees, tour studious Arabs, tour ambitious young hustlers just blown into town, and we will rent them one bedroom and a bath for $215.