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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan The Life of John D Rockefeller Sr Author:Ron Chernow Abridgment approved by the author. Read by George Plimpton. — ...a triumph, a brilliant, riveting and monumental portrait of a fascinating human being and his age." -- Robert A. Caro, author of The Power Broker. — John D. Rockefeller, Sr rose from rustic origins to become the world's richest man by creating America's most powerful and feared mono... more »poly, Standard Oil. He was likely the most controversial businessman in our nation's history.
While providing abundant new evidence of his misdeeds, Chernow--who had unrestricted access to Rockefeller's rich trove of papers--discards the stereotype of Rockefeller as a cold-blooded monster to sketch an unforgettably human portrait of a quirky, eccentric original. With cameos by Jay Gould, William Vanderbilt, Ida Tarbell, Andrew Carnegie, and J, Pierpont Morgan, Titan captures a pivotal moment in American history, with all the sweep, drama, and insight that this giant subject deserves,« less