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.
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 Hermann estate scandal exposed Houston’s most powerful deal makers, most respected philanthropists, and leading lawyers to the harsh glare of publicity. It was a shocking lesson in the abuses of power.
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.
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.