TITAN - THE LIFE OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, SR.

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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 Rockefellers 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 countrys most colorful codger. Titan is a magnificent biography--balanced, revelatory, elegantly written.


  • Authors

    Ron Chernow

  • Publisher

    Vintage Usa

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Publication date

    30/03/2004

  • EAN

    9781400077304

  • Availablity

    Available

  • Nombre de pages

    832 Pages

  • Height

    23.3 cm

  • Width

    15.6 cm

  • Thickness

    4 cm

  • Poids

    1 043 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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