The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show The Rise and Fall of Texas Oil Fortunes Listen 31 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/57708/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Texas oil fields, and the oil barons they created, have had an outsized influence on modern America. Bryan Burroughs, author of The Big Rich, tells us about the rise and fall of Texas oil fortunes.