Memories of a Texas Oilman
By John R. Thompson
Abilene oilman John R. Thompson’s Memories of a Texas Oilman ($16.99 paperback) sold out when we had a book signing for him in December, but his freewheeling memoir is back in stock, and we have plenty of copies available.
“These stories are true,” Thompson writes. “Well, maybe a little Mark Twain true in some places.”
Thompson, now 94, began working in the oilfield as a roughneck at age 16. He spent two years in the US Navy, then graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.
He spent 12 years gaining experience before starting his own company. He says he “found a lot of oil, and had a lot of fun.”
Paperback. 406 pages.