Titan Titan

Titan

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
1999
September 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
832
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
22.1
MB

Customer Reviews

dlave518 ,

Worth your time

What an excellent read. I appreciated how the author showed both side to John D. Would highly recommend.

Persist020202 ,

Absolutely Amazing

A huge book. But an amazing work worth your time.

Elijah Ballard ,

One of the Best Ever

Outstanding biography.

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