Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. By Ron Chernow
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. is best biography of history’s first billionaire and the patriarch of America’s most famous dynasty by Ron Chernow, published in 1998.
John D. Rockefeller’s story captures a pivotal moment in American history, documenting the dramatic post-Civil War shift from small business to the increase of giant corporations that irrevocably transformed the state. With cameos by Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Jay Gould, William Vanderbilt, Ida Tarbell, Carnegie, Carl Jung, J. Pierpont Morgan, James, Clay Frick, Clemens, and can Rogers, Titan turns Rockefeller’s life into a vivid tapestry of yank society within the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You can download from below and buy from amazon if you want.
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Author(s): Ron Chernow
Publisher: Vintage, Year: 2004
Summary of Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Despite this almost unseemly eagerness to accommodate the government, the bill had a checkered career in Congress, even with Senator Aldrich’s high-powered patronage. It passed in the House then stalled in the Senate and kicked around, in various forms, for three years. After a point, legislators started to haggle with the Rockefellers, promising support only if certain foundation grants flowed to their districts.
Aghast at this blackmail, Rockefeller asked his son in November 1911 whether it might not be better to seek a state charter. A federal charter, Junior rejoined, would be preferable, since states might require board members to live there, weakening the Rockefeller ties and holding them hostage to statehouse politics.