Books: Memoirs of a Corporate Raider

Memoirs of a Corporate Raider

Over the past three years, Mesa Petroleum Chief T. Boone Pickens has become America's best-known corporate raider, earning more than $800 million for Mesa and its partners and striking cold fear into the hearts of U.S. oil companies. Knowing a good yarn in the making, at least seven major publishers have been competing for the rights to his autobiography. The winner: Houghton Mifflin, which will pay Pickens $1.5 million for his story. "We'll have some details that haven't been told before," said Pickens last week.

That statement is probably enough to guarantee sweaty palms in a few boardrooms as well as...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!