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Tulsa!: Biography of the American City
Featuring hundreds of rare photos, Goble has produced a fascinating account of Tulsa’s story, of the forces that have made it the “most American of American cities.” A vibrant energy positioned this Indian Territory village to boom into the Oil Capital of the World and a microcosm of the economically powerful United States.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Council Oak Books
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I had high hopes for this book, wanting to know a lot of the history of Tulsa. The writing style was not always that interesting, and the author dwelled a lot on the racial problems of Tulsa. The race riot was horrible and I was shocked to find out how much racism played into the history of Tulsa, but I really wanted to know more about the city itself, the buildings, the evolution of downtown, etc. For someone who wants to know more about Tulsa than the racial conflict and the early Indian days, ...more
I met Danney Goble as a young child; he was a colleague of both of my parents. I remember him as a great historian, down-to-earth but full of ideas. This book reflects those characteristics. Unfortunately, right now it is out of print. I hope that people see this review and request the book.
This is a detailed and gripping story of Tulsa from the first Native Americans to the oilmen. Tulsa has such a rich history that it's nearly impossible to really review this book. I will say if you have an interested in Tulsa history, pick this up. You wont' be disappointed.