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The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America’s Energy Future

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Review of ‘The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America’s Energy Future’

Time magazine called billionaire T. Boone Pickens a real-life J.R. Ewing. Both are Texas oil barons, and they're quite wealthy, thanks to plenty of business savvy and an energetic affinity for taking risks. But it's unlikely the fictional J.R. would've written a book like The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of…

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