But Not For Love by Edwin Shrake

But Not for Love PDF
Author: Edwin Shrake
Publisher: TCU Press
Size: 53.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 377
View: 6366

This Texas Traditions Series reprint takes us back to the Lone Star State during the Cold War at the beginning of the 1960s. The postwar generation is in a frenzy of high living and profligate spending. Big Texas oil is still subsidized by a federal depletion allowance and cattle still account for much of the state's wealth. But these longtime mainstays of Texas finance are giving way to transistors and computers. A new millionaire class is growing up around business mergers and electronic technology. The characters in Shrake's novel are caught in this brave new world in one way or another. Some are the princes of prosperity; others are victims of it. This is a world of lobbyists, merger lawyers, small-time politicos, sons of oil money, and the women who cheer them on or worry about their souls. In the opening section of the novel, we visit the Texas Gulf Coast and see the machinations of Sam Guthrie and Waddy Morris Jr. as they attempt to take over a rival technology company. Back in Dallas, idealistic attorney Ben Carpenter moves to thwart the Guthrie/Morris takeover. Then we move to Fort Worth and attend the drunken party given in honor of Ben Carpenter's thirtieth birthday. The party moved to Mexico on Cadmus Wilkins's bus where everyone has to confront his or her inner self. And some are found wanting. The several vignettes of the novel paint an accurate picture of Texas as it moves into the urban era and as its middle class began deserting the old verities and tasting what were once forbidden pleasures. Shrake is a first-rate stylist who knows how the upper half lives.

But Not For Love

But Not for Love
Author: Edwin Shrake
Publisher: TCU Press
Release: 2000
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 377

All For Love

All for Love
Author: Ved Mehta
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2021-01-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 208

A Course In Miracles

A Course in Miracles
Author:
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2008-06
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 664

Marlowe S Empery

Marlowe s Empery
Author: Sara Munson Deats
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Release: 2002
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 210

Ring Lardner And The Other

Ring Lardner and the Other
Author: Douglas Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 1992-11-26
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Merely Being There Is Not Enough

Merely Being There Is Not Enough
Author: Heike Mlakar
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Release: 2008-05
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 196

Not For Rent

Not for Rent
Author: Stacy Wakefield
Publisher:
Release: 2003
Category : Artists' books
Languages : en
Pages : 88