Memoirs

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 27, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
Born into one of the wealthiest families in America—he was the youngest son of Standard Oil scion John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the celebrated patron of modern art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller—David Rockefeller has carried his birthright into a distinguished life of his own. His dealings with world leaders from Zhou Enlai and Mikhail Gorbachev to Anwar Sadat and Ariel Sharon, his service to every American president since Eisenhower, his remarkable world travels and personal dedication to his home city of New York—here, the first time a Rockefeller has told his own story, is an account of a truly rich life.
 

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Contents

Grandfather
3
Mother and Father
14
Childhood
23
Travels
39
Rockefeller Center
50
Harvard
63
Learning from the Great Economists
78
A Dissertation a Wife and a Job
101
Emissary for Balance in the Middle East
265
Surviving OPEC
281
Business Turbulence
304
Family Turmoil
321
Brotherly Conflicts
336
The Shah
356
Redemption
376
New York New York
383

The War
104
Embarking on a Career at Chase
125
Launching a Parallel Career
139
Building the Chase Manhattan Bank
155
Conflict
168
Difficult Transitions
180
Creating a Global Bank
196
Taking the Helm
211
Engaging the Soviets
222
Penetrating the Bamboo Curtain
243
Proud Internationalist
404
South of the Border
420
A Passion for Modern Art
443
Rockefeller Center Redux
465
Partnerships
482
Epilogue 493
493
Afterword
495
Acknowledgments
501
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About the author (2011)

David Rockefeller was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Chase bank for many years. He has since retired and currently sits on many project and charity boards. He lives in New York City.

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