Titan

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    • USD 9.99
    • USD 9.99

Descripción editorial

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.

GÉNERO
Biografías y memorias
PUBLICADO
1999
7 de septiembre
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
832
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
VENTAS
Penguin Random House LLC
TAMAÑO
22.1
MB

Más libros de Ron Chernow

2016
2004
2018
2018
2018
2017

Otros clientes también compraron

2019
2003
2009
2018
2008
2007