Book Signing by Loren C. Steffy for George Mitchell biography
When George Mitchell died in 2013, The Economist proclaimed, “few businesspeople have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell,” a billionaire Texas oilman who defied the stereotypical swagger so identified with that industry. He did more than any other individual since John D. Rockefeller to alter the economics of oil. In George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet, award-winning author Loren C. Steffy offers the first definitive biography of Mitchell, placing his life and legacy in a global context and highlighting the significance of his discoveries and the lingering controversies they inspired. In addition to his role in the oil and gas industry, Mitchell invested heavily in hometown of Galveston. He purchased Hotel Galvez in 1993 and following a $20 million renovation reopened the hotel restoring its public spaces to its 1911 appearance.
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