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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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Mild-mannered plutocrat recalls some excellent adventures in a temperate, often candid text.Born 87 years ago in the largest private house in New York, Rockefeller evinces much respect for grandfather ... Read full review

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Mother and Father
Rockefeller Center
Learning from the Great Economists
A Dissertation a Wife and a
Emissary for Balance in the Middle East
Surviving OPEC
Business Turbulence
Family Turmoil
Brotherly Conflicts
The Shah
New York New York

Embarking on a Career at Chase
Launching a Parallel Career
Building the Chase Manhattan Bank
Difficult Transitions
Creating a Global Bank
Taking the Helm
Engaging the Soviets
Penetrating the Bamboo Curtain
Proud Internationalist
South of the Border
A Passion for Modern
Rockefeller Center Redux

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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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