John D. Rockefeller: Anointed with Oil

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Oxford University Press, Feb 8, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 125 pages
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Annotation. This book, a part of the Oxford Portraits series, will chronicle the lifeof John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), one of the quintessential American robberbarons, a textbook example of Gilded Age entrepreneurship and greed. The bookwill discuss Rockefeller's life from his childhood beginnings in business to hisrise to power and wealth with the Standard Oil Company, the anti-trust struggle,his huge personal fortune and philanthropy, and his large extended family whocarried on his name and philanthropic interests. Back matter consists ofchronology, further reading, and index.
  

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Contents

1 THE FIRST FOOTHOLD
9
2 THE OIL BUSINESS HEAD AND EARS
23
3 MISSIONARIES OF LIGHT
41
4 WHAT SHOULD BE DONE?
57
5 I CANT ENDURE TO SEE THAT MONEY IDLE
73
6 SHALL WE GO ON GENTLEMEN?
87
7 OUR SPLENDID HAPPY FAMILY MUST SCATTER
99
FAMILY TREE
115
CHRONOLOGY
116
FURTHER READING AND RESOURCES
118
MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES
120
INDEX
122
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