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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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400077304
ISBN-10: 1400077303
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 155mm x 43mm)
Pages: 832
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow s bestselling books include The House of Morgan, winner of the National Book Award; The Warburgs, which won the George S. Eccles Prize; The Death of the Banker; Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Washington: A Life, whichreceived the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; and Alexander Hamilton, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and adapted into the award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. Chernow has served as president of PEN American Center and has received six honorary doctoral degrees. He lives in Brooklyn, New York."

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