Rise of the Cajun Mariners The Race for Big Oil Woody Falgoux
 
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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.
TitleRise of the Cajun Mariners
SubtitleThe Race for Big Oil
AuthorWoody Falgoux
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published23 May 2017
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781510718449
Pages376
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Woody Falgoux writes and practices law in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He is the author of One Dream: The NFL and The Miracle of St. Genevieve: Vatican II and the Victory of Faith.

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