The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Explore the life of history's first billionaire and America's most famous dynasty patriarch in this captivating biography. Ron Chernow, the award-winning biographer, breaks down the true nature of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. with uncommon objectivity and literary grace while offering startling revelations. From his humble beginnings to the creation of America's most powerful monopoly, Standard Oil, Rockefeller was a controversial figure surrounded by scandals and investigations. Chernow presents a nuanced and human portrait of the icon while also documenting a pivotal moment in American history. With appearances by notable figures such as Mark Twain and J. Pierpont Morgan, Titan weaves together a vivid tapestry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that is as insightful as it is dramatic.
First Published in 1998
I found Rockefeller to be strangely stoic, incredibly resilient, and, despite his reputation as a robber baron, humble and compassionate. – source
2020-08-23T06:14:12.000ZI strongly recommend all of these books, actually – source
2021-01-22T15:45:16.000ZThis was a good book. Finished it the other week. Titan. – source
2019-11-24T22:02:42.000Z@Sociopathlete Great book – source
2021-02-15T20:33:56.000ZSo you have the Jeff Bezos of his era being absolutely hammered by one of the first investigative journalists. I'd recommend reading/listening to Titan. But I'd love to see it on screen. Make it happen @Netflix. – source
1999-01-19T00:00:00.000ZOne of the best business biographies I have ever read. It's a very interesting family story too. That is just a wonderful wonderful book and I don't know anybody who's read it and hasn't enjoyed it. – source