Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. | Konnichi wa
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. | Konnichi wa
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. | Konnichi wa

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

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Author: Ron Chernow

Brand: Vintage

Edition: 2nd

Features:

  • (shelf 13.5.1)

Number Of Pages: 832

Publisher: Vintage

Release Date: 30-03-2004

Details: National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
 
From the acclaimed, award-winning author of Alexander Hamilton: here is the essential, endlessly engrossing biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.—the Jekyll-and-Hyde of American capitalism. In the course of his nearly 98 years, Rockefeller was known as both a rapacious robber baron, whose Standard Oil Company rode roughshod over an industry, and a philanthropist who donated money lavishly to universities and medical centers. He was the terror of his competitors, the bogeyman of reformers, the delight of caricaturists—and an utter enigma.
 
Drawing on unprecedented access to Rockefeller’s private papers, Chernow reconstructs his subjects’ troubled origins (his father was a swindler and a bigamist) and his single-minded pursuit of wealth. But he also uncovers the profound religiosity that drove him “to give all I could”; his devotion to his father; and the wry sense of humor that made him the country’s most colorful codger. Titan is a magnificent biography—balanced, revelatory, elegantly written.

UPC: 884983837941

EAN: 9781400077304

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.0 x 1.7 inches

Languages: English