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Author : Ron Chernow
ISBN : 0307429776
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

John D Rockefeller

Author : Grant Segall
ISBN : 9780195121476
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Chronicles the life and accomplishments of the philanthropist and industrialist who founded the Standard Oil Company.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

John D Rockefeller On Making Money

Author : John D. Rockefeller
ISBN : 9781632207371
Genre : Business & Economics
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Advice and words of wisdom from the greatest American businessman and philanthropist. John D. Rockefeller is considered to be the wealthiest man to have ever lived, after adjusting for inflation. An American businessman who made his wealth as a cofounder and leading figure of the Standard Oil Company, he also had a pivotal role in creating our modern system of philanthropy. Collected in John D. Rockefeller on Making Money are the words from the man himself, offering advice on how to successfully start and manage a booming business, as well as the most efficient ways to preserve your wealth once you have acquired it. These quotes also cover: Happiness in the face of great wealth Money and its effects Thoughts on facing public criticism Thoughts on big business in the USA Included are John D. Rockefeller’s thoughts on the most sage and conscientious manner of distributing and sharing your wealth when your wealth is overflowing. Finally, we get a glimpse into Rockefeller’s life with the inclusion of some of his most personal correspondence.
Category: Business & Economics

Dear Father Dear Son

Author : Joseph W. Ernst
ISBN : 0823215598
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many biographies of John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. have been compiled - some have used bits of the original correspondence presented here and tried to show opposing interests between John D. Rockefeller and his son. Still others were written without correspondence at all. This collection of never-before-published letters traces the history of the transfer of the Rockefeller fortune over the course of fifty years. It illustrates how the endowment was bestowed from Seniorto Junior with respect, sound advice, and with a mutual trust between father and son. The letters also reveal far more than the business side of entrusting the Rockefeller fortune to the younger generation. The missives are filled with news of family matters and personal wishes constituting a record of the Rockefeller family values which, in turn, sponsored the philantrophies of Junior. Outlined in these letters is the conception for the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Institute forMedical Research, and the General Education Board. Later would follow the realization of the Fort Tryon Park, the Rockefeller Center, Riverside Church, and the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Junior's holdings peaked in 1928 at 5 million and his dedication to public parks, and institutions around the world absorbed a considerable portion of his wealth. Ernst's introduction reflects on five themes which run continuously throughout the letters: the respect and love among the members ofthe family, a father's precautions to his maturing son, the son's willingness to accept his father's precepts and examples, the son's conscious assumption of the responsibilities of the bequeathed fortune, and overriding faith in a benevolent God. These themes continually come together to form the outline of a philosophy of life behind the Rockefeller legacy, as when Senior writes: "I am indeed blessed beyond measure in having a son whom I can trust to do this most particular and most important work. Go carefully. Be conservative. Be sure you are right - and then do not be afraid to give out, as your heart prompts you, and as the Lord inspires you."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

John D Rockefeller

Author : Rosemary Laughlin
ISBN : 1931798389
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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John D. Rockefeller was one of history's most controversial businessmen. Rockefeller spent the first half of his life becoming the world's richest man and organizing the first modern corporation. Although Rockefeller's sharp business tactics made him many enemies, his religious convictions motivated him to give away a good portion of his money. He spent the second half of his life finding new ways to give his vast fortune away.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

John D Rockefeller And The Oil Industry

Author : Lewis K. Parker
ISBN : 0823964469
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Did you know that John D. Rockefeller's fortune would be worth about $189 billion dollars today? Rockefeller found many new uses for oil, bringing it into America's homes. Rockefeller's inventiveness and business skill made the oil industry what it is today. Rockefeller's determination and innovation made him one of the most successful businessmen in America.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction