The Resource Rise of the Cajun mariners : the race for big oil, Woody Falgoux, (electronic resource)

Rise of the Cajun mariners : the race for big oil, Woody Falgoux, (electronic resource)

Label
Rise of the Cajun mariners : the race for big oil
Title
Rise of the Cajun mariners
Title remainder
the race for big oil
Statement of responsibility
Woody Falgoux
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of four families of Cajun boatmen and their rise from trappers and shrimpers to mega-millionaires. Rise of the Cajun Mariners documents an untold piece of American history-the beginnings of what is now the global, multibillion-dollar marine oil and gas industry. In addition, it gives an insightful insider account of one of America's only truly distinctive cultures-the Cajuns. The book tells the story through the Cajun boatmen who drive the boats that supply and move the men who work the offshore platforms. The book follows four of these French-speaking trailblazers as they scrape to buy and build their first boats and struggle toward success. Their success stories will appeal to any believer in the American dream. But it is also a candid account of a wild time in a rough, vital business. Most of the characters are as flawed as they are dynamic. While they are master seamen, they lead a lifestyle that, for many of them, is as much about drinking and whoring as it is about seamanship and deal-making. The seedy side of their business adds complexity to their story and makes the tale especially human. Rise of the Cajun Mariners is a fast-paced tale about the rapid evolution of a worldwide industry, the modernization of a culture, and the deliverance of four fascinating families
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Falgoux, Woody
Dewey number
338.2/72809763
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Offshore oil industry
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Cajuns
  • Tugboats
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Rise of the Cajun mariners : the race for big oil, Woody Falgoux, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11877785
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Publication
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11877785
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11877785
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11877785
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Rise of the Cajun mariners : the race for big oil, Woody Falgoux, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11877785
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11877785
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11877785
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11877785
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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