This is the story of an American dynasty. It begins with John D. Rockefeller, Sr., who amassed a fortune amid the muck and disorder of the Pennsylvania oil fields and left his son to deal with the public outcry. It follows Rockefeller junior as he built the charities and foundations that made the name a public institution, and it tracks the lives of the junior Rockefeller’s five brothers, including David, whose name became synonymous with the world of banking and finance, and Nelson, future governor and presidential aspirant.
This is a saga of immense dimensions cast against the backdrop of our country’s history with a spectacular array of characters. Collier and Horowitz reveal the myths, rumors, scandals, and, above all, the endlessly enthralling, often shocking truth about this unparalleled American family.