Breaking Rockefeller

Breaking Rockefeller

Breaking Rockefeller

The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses—that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel’s rise from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller’s monopoly. The beginning of the twentieth century is a time when vast fortunes were made and lost. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and right down Broadway in New York City, Peter Doran offers a richly detailed, fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest man at his own game.

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Genre : History
Author : Peter B. Doran
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-05-24
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780698170773


The Benghazi Attack

The Benghazi Attack

If you have decided to read this book, then you probably have heard about the Benghazi attack or you at least wanted to learn something about that incident. It took place way back in 2012 when the Islamic militant attacked the diplomatic compound of America in Benghazi and killed many people including J. Christopher Stevens, who was the U.S. ambassador at that time, not to mention those who were injured as well. The said attack was then called the "Battle of Benghazi" as a second assault happened in a different compound.Due to that incident, United States increased security especially in the military as well as in diplomatic facilities worldwide. Aside from that, they also put effort in investigating it and discovering the root cause as well as the persons behind it. Although the reports initially stated that the attack was a spontaneous one, it was later determined as a planned one based on what the suspect, named Ahmed Abu Khattala, stated. The Benghazi attack has also been made into several movies, showing the different sides of the story and the story of different people who witnessed the said incident. Some posted the thoughts that they have in mind while some decided to stick with the news. Whatever it is, there is no doubt that the public is focusing attention on this incident once again. Although the incident happened way back in 2012 and although some people have covered it up, it has been gaining the interest of the public again lately. In fact, some of the truths behind it are slowly showing up. In case you wanted to know more about it, then continue on reading the book.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : J.D. Rockefeller
Publisher : J.D. Rockefeller
Release : 2016-01-06
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 9781523292943


Anointed With Oil

Anointed With Oil

A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes Anointed with Oil places religion and oil at the center of American history. As prize-winning historian Darren Dochuk reveals, from the earliest discovery of oil in America during the Civil War, citizens saw oil as the nation's special blessing and its peculiar burden, the source of its prophetic mission in the world. Over the century that followed and down to the present day, the oil industry's leaders and its ordinary workers together fundamentally transformed American religion, business, and politics -- boosting America's ascent as the preeminent global power, giving shape to modern evangelical Christianity, fueling the rise of the Republican Right, and setting the terms for today's political and environmental debates. Ranging from the Civil War to the present, from West Texas to Saudi Arabia to the Alberta Tar Sands, and from oil-patch boomtowns to the White House, this is a sweeping, magisterial book that transforms how we understand our nation's history.

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Genre : History
Author : Darren Dochuk
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2019-06-04
Total Pages : 688 Pages
ISBN : 9781541673946


The History Of The Standard Oil Company

The History Of The Standard Oil Company

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Author : Ida Minerva Tarbell
Publisher :
Release : 1904
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : HARVARD:32044009592866


The End Of The Beginning

The End Of The Beginning

For the first time since a 5th century Greek physician gave the name “cancer” (karkinos, in Greek) to a deadly disease first described in Egyptian Papyri, the medical world is near a breakthrough that could allow even the most conservative doctors and pragmatic patients to use the other “c word” – cure – in the same sentence as cancer. A remarkable series of events has brought us to this point, thanks in large part to a new ability to more efficiently harness the extraordinary power of the human immune system.The End of the Beginning is a remarkable history of cancer treatment and the evolution of our understanding of its dynamic interplay with the immune system. Through Michael Kinch’s personal experience as a cancer researcher and the head of the oncology program at a leading biotechnology company, we witness the incredible accumulation of breakthrough science and its rapid translation into life-saving technologies that have begun to dramatically increase the quality and quantity of life for cancer patients. In clear and accessible prose, Kinch details the remarkable history of people, science, technology and disease and presents thrilling next-generation technologies that hold the promise to eliminate cancer for some, and perhaps ultimately, for all.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Michael Kinch
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-04-02
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781643131085


Great Fortune

Great Fortune

In this hugely appealing book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent weaves together themes of money, politics, art, architecture, business, and society to tell the story of the majestic suite of buildings that came to dominate the heart of midtown Manhattan and with it, for a time, the heart of the world. At the center of Okrent's riveting story are four remarkable individuals: tycoon John D. Rockefeller, his ambitious son Nelson Rockefeller, real estate genius John R. Todd, and visionary skyscraper architect Raymond Hood. In the tradition of David McCullough's The Great Bridge, Ron Chernow's Titan, and Robert Caro's The Power Broker, Great Fortune is a stunning tribute to an American landmark that captures the heart and spirit of New York at its apotheosis.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Daniel Okrent
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004-11-30
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9781101666906


Being A Rockefeller Becoming Myself

Being A Rockefeller Becoming Myself

A pioneering philanthropist and daughter of American royalty reveals what it was like to grow up in one of the world’s most famous families. The great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Eileen Rockefeller learned in childhood that while wealth and fame could open any door, they could not buy a feeling of personal worth. The privileges of having servants and lavish summer homes were offset by her parents’ thoughtful yet firm lessons in social obligation, at times by her mother’s dark depressions and mercurial moods, and the competition for attention among her siblings. In adulthood, Rockefeller has yearned to be seen not as an icon but as a woman and mother with a normal life, and like all of us, she had to learn to find her own way. Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself is an affirmation of how family shapes our identity and the ways we contribute to the larger family of life, regardless of our origins.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Eileen Rockefeller
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-09-12
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781101615621


Fixing Broken Windows

Fixing Broken Windows

Cites successful examples of community-based policing

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Genre : Political Science
Author : George L. Kelling
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 319 Pages
ISBN : 9780684837383


Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done

A “blistering exposé” of the USA’s secret history of financial, political, and cultural exploitation of Latin America in the 20th century, with a new introduction (Publishers Weekly). What happened when a wealthy industrialist and a visionary evangelist unleashed forces that joined to subjugate an entire continent? Historians Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett tell the story of the forty-year campaign led by Standard Oil scion Nelson Rockefeller and Wycliffe Bible Translators founder William Cameron Townsend to establish a US imperial beachhead in Central and South America. Beginning in the 1940s, future Vice President Rockefeller worked with the CIA and allies in the banking industry to prop up repressive governments, devastate the Amazon rain forest, and destabilize local economies—all in the name of anti-Communism. Meanwhile, Townsend and his army of missionaries sought to undermine the belief systems of the region’s indigenous peoples and convert them to Christianity. Their combined efforts would have tragic and long-lasting repercussions, argue the authors of this “well-documented” (Los Angeles Times) book—the product of eighteen years of research—which legendary progressive historian Howard Zinn called “an extraordinary piece of investigative history. Its message is powerful, its data overwhelming and impressive.”

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Genre : History
Author : Gerard Colby
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2017-11-21
Total Pages : 960 Pages
ISBN : 9781504048392


Mcclure S Magazine

Mcclure S Magazine

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Release : 1903
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : SRLF:A0004036398