Bryan Burrough Q&A #19 - The Final Answer

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:28 pm

I don't know which families Mr. Burrough is researching for his book but I promise you some of the famous ones make the Ewings look pretty tame! It should be a very good read! :cool:

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Unread postby gemini » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:50 pm

teacher wrote:That's really interesting. I'm not a fan of Dallas, but with Bush in the presidency and all those ranches mentioned, I've been wondering about ties between important political families and oil. I'll be waiting for that one, Mr. Burrough!
Thanks again Liz, DITHOT and Endora (for my copy) and all the others for a thought-provoking discussion. :grouphug:


I am with you on Dallas, never got into it. I still am intrigued by the book though because I read "PE" and "Barbarians at the gate" and I know how good it will be if Mr. Burrough writes it. He never fails to pick interesting subjects. I think he must realize that being here has gained him a lot of new fans and, I for one, know he deserves the praise.
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Unread postby Bix » Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:54 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:I don't know which families Mr. Burrough is researching for his book but I promise you some of the famous ones make the Ewings look pretty tame! It should be a very good read! :cool:

Hunt and Getty were the first two names that came to my mind, DITHOT. But I gotta agree with you that the Ewings - whom I adored for their "over the top" portrayal of all things Texan - have got nothing on their real-life counterparts! I'm looking forward to this one, too.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:47 am

I thought of those two as well, Bix. Through in the Wyatts and you have yourself quite a rodeo! :lol: The show Dallas drove me bonkers! :-) I lived in Dallas at the time, not too far from the house that was used for filming. Everyone who came to visit wanted to take the tour!
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Unread postby Parlez » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:51 am

This is waaay off topic (feel free to remove) but Swanee Hunt (granddaughter and heiress to the Hunt fortune) is a leading philanthopist in Denver and also in CO politics. She is often lauded in the press for her generosity, to which she once replied in her usual forthright manner, "It's all relative; you have no idea how much I have!" I thought that was a great comment and certainly put things in perspective!
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:52 am

Parlez, some of those families have so much it's absolutely mind boggling. I can't even fathom it! :-O
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