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John D. Rockefeller: Anointed with Oil (Oxford Portraits)-

  • Title: John D. Rockefeller: Anointed with Oil (Oxford Portraits)
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  • Released: 2000-12-21
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  • Pages: 128
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  • ASIN: B000QFAKTK

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From Gr. 9-12. This fascinating biography in the Oxford Portraits series offers a broad, well-researched and nicely presented view of the man, his business and personal interests, and his philanthropic legacy. Starting with his early years, marked by poverty and his tough, itinerant father and willful mother, the book follows Rockefeller through each development in his empire until his death in 1927, providing an oblique history of the oil industry in America along the way. Always setting Rockefeller's personal story within a larger historical context, the text, filled with anecdotes and first-person quotes, is very readable and includes intimate details about Rockefeller's contradictory attitudes towards his health, his homes, and his personal and familial relationships. A first-rate biography for reports or for students curious about the man or the era. A nice selection of photos illustrate, and a family tree, a chronology, and further resources are appended. Gillian Engberg
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"This fascinating biography...offers a broad, well-researched, and nicely presented view of the man, his business and personal interests, and his philanthropic legacy....A first-rate biography."--Booklist


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